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Published on March 8, 2017 by ProgrammingKnowledge

This video explains how to install Python 3 in a Mac OS X, both Mavericks and Yosemite. As the Python website says, “Python 2.x is legacy, Python 3.x is the present and future of the language.”
For those who are learning Python on a Mac, it may be slightly frustrating that Apple doesn’t provide the latest version, typically used when learning Python these days.
The easiest way is to download the Mac installer,

www.python.org/ftp/python/3.5.0/python-3.5.0-macosx10.6.pkg
Install it by following the steps in the GUI, go to terminal and to start python type,

python3

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Bev in TX
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Bev in TX
15 days 22 hours ago
Python 2.x is already installed on macOS. If you start Python via the bare "python" command in Terminal, then by default you will get Python 2.x — not the Python 3.x that you just installed. You can see this in the video, where it shows the Python version at around 5:27 min as:Python 2.7.6 (default, Sep 9 2014, 15:04:36)[GCC 4.2.1 Compatible Apple LLVM 6.0 (clang-6-00.0.39)] on darwinTo use your Python 3 installation, use "python3" to start Python in Terminal and you will see something like the following:Python 3.6.0 (v3.6.0:41df79263a11, Dec 22 2016, 17:23:13) [GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5666) (dot… Read more »
Shubham Rathi
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Shubham Rathi
16 days 13 hours ago

Dear sir, Please make a video for installing php on mac. Along with a simple for program. It will be very helpful. Thanks

ChroniZz
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ChroniZz
15 days 14 hours ago

Shubham Rathi Choose whichever one you like though.

ChroniZz
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ChroniZz
15 days 14 hours ago

Shubham Rathi I use atom or visual studio when I code php

Shubham Rathi
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Shubham Rathi
16 days 7 hours ago

Which IDE to use?Sublime text? or any other?

ChroniZz
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ChroniZz
16 days 13 hours ago

Shubham Rathi just download Mamp.

daniel batista
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daniel batista
16 days 18 hours ago

Python is a language is not something you download

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