In this post on how to install Python programming language we will learn the installation process of Python step by step. Python interpreter is used to run (execute) Python programs, so we start learning Python programming by installing Python in our windows computer.
Python interpreter is an application that first checks the syntax of every line of our Python code or scripts, if there is any mistake in it, then it gives us an error show.
If there is no syntax error in our Python code, then the Python interpreter translates our Python code into “Byte code”.
After this the byte code of our Python program is sent to the Python interpreter of the Python Virtual Machine (PVM) which executes this code.
Python interpreter comes pre-installed with some operating systems such as MacOs and Linux but in Windows operating system you have to install Python interpreter yourself.
you can also read: Introduction To Python Programming Language
Step 1: First of all go to the Download Python on Windows page of the Python Software Foundation website.
After this, the Windows x86-64 executable installer of whatever is the latest stable version of Python will be downloaded.
Right now, while I am writing this tutorial, the latest stable version of Python is Python 3.2.5. When you download, it may be that there is even the latest version.
Step 2: After Python is downloaded, you have to run (install) the setup file. Python installation is very easy.
All you have to do is double click on Python’s setup file and dialog windows will open in front of you like the image below.
Now you have to first check the “Add Python 3.8 to Path” checkbox and it is very important to do this.
After this you will click on “Install Now”. Python installation will start and after sometime you will show close button on which you will click.
Step 3: Although this step is not necessary, but still if you want to verify that Python has been successfully installed and setup in your windows, then you open CMD and enter it by typing python –version commands.
If you get the Python version shown as in the image below, then it means that Python has been installed.
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