Python source code is available under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Python interpreter is free, and downloads are available for all major platforms (Windows, Mac OS, and Linux ) in the form of source and binary. You can download it from the Python Website: python.org.
Although Python version 3 is latest, version 2 is widely used for development.
Install Python on Linux
The Python interpreter is usually installed as /usr/local/bin/python on those machines where it is available; putting: /usr/local/bin in your UNIX shell's search path makes it possible to start it by typing the command "python" to the shell.
Python 3 can be installed On Ubuntu Linux by using the following command from the terminal.
$sudo apt-get install python3-minimal
Install Python on Windows
On Windows machines, the Python installation is usually placed in C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python(Version), though you can change this when you're running the installer.
Install Python on MAC
Python is already a part of MAC OS.
Open terminal and type python.
There are various GUI based Python IDE that python programmers can use for better coding experience.
Names of some Python interpreters are:
- Python IDLE
- The Python Bundle
- Sublime Text etc.
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