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How to Install Python on Mac [Video]

How to Install Python on Mac [Video]

Posted December 25, 2022 at 10:46pm by iClarified · 6146 views
These are instructions on how to install Python on Mac.

Python is a high-level, interpreted programming language that is widely used for web development, artificial intelligence, data analysis, and scientific computing. It is known for its simplicity, readability, and flexibility; as well as, its large and active developer community.

Python is an object-oriented language. It's based on the concept of "objects", which are data structures that contain data and functionality. Python also supports procedural and functional programming styles.

One of the main benefits of Python is its large standard library, which provides many useful modules and functions for a wide range of tasks, including connecting to web servers, reading and writing files, and working with data. Python also has a large ecosystem of third-party libraries and frameworks, making it a good choice for many types of projects.

While macOS Ventura does come with a version of Python 3 installed, it is not the latest version. Follow the steps below to install the current version of Python on your Mac.




INSTALL PYTHON MAC


Step One


Open your favorite browser and navigate to the downloads section on the Python website at https://www.python.org/downloads.
How to Install Python on Mac [Video]


Step Two


Click the large Download Python button. Note that the version may be newer than shown.
How to Install Python on Mac [Video]


Step Three


Double click the downloaded Python installer package to launch the installation wizard. By default the downloaded file will be in your Downloads directory.
How to Install Python on Mac [Video]


Step Four


Click Continue to begin installing Python.
How to Install Python on Mac [Video]

Step through the installation process, clicking OK if asked to provide access to files in your Downloads folder.
How to Install Python on Mac [Video]

When finished, the wizard will inform you that your Python installation has completed successfully and a Python folder will be created in your Applications folder.
How to Install Python on Mac [Video]

How to Install Python on Mac [Video]


Step Five


Launch Terminal from your Dock or from the Applications > Utilities folder in Finder.
How to Install Python on Mac [Video]

Step Six


Enter the following command to check the Python version installed.

python3 --version

How to Install Python on Mac [Video]


Step Seven


We can now test the Python Interpreter. To launch the Python shell, execute the following command in the Terminal window:
python3
How to Install Python on Mac [Video]

To test Python, input the following line of code:
print("Hello, World!")
How to Install Python on Mac [Video]

To exit Python, press Control + z on your keyboard.
How to Install Python on Mac [Video]


FIRST PYTHON SCRIPT


It's also very easy to run Python scripts from Terminal. Let's create a simple Hello, World script.

Step One
Type nano helloworld.py to launch the text editor and create your script. The python extension is "py".
How to Install Python on Mac [Video]


Step Two


Enter print("Hello, World!") on the first line.
How to Install Python on Mac [Video]


Step Three


Press Control +x to exit. Then press Y to save.
How to Install Python on Mac [Video]

Press Return to confirm the filename to write.
How to Install Python on Mac [Video]


Step Four


Execute python3 helloworld.py to run your script. You can launch any python file by using the same python3 [filename] format.
How to Install Python on Mac [Video]


LEARN PYTHON


You can find some resources for learning Python here.
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