Install Python on MacOS Mojava

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 Python is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language. Created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991, Python has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability, notably using significant whitespace.

There are several ways of installing Python on Mac. I strongly recommend instead using a package manager like Homebrew to manage all your dependencies going forward. 

1. Install Python from official website

Step 1: Navigate to

Step 2: Click on “Download Python”

Step 3: Open Downloaded file and follow steps.

2. Install Python using Homebrew

Step 1: Check Python version.

$ python -V

Step 2: Install Xcode 

$ xcode-select --install

Step 3: Install Home-brew

$ /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

Step 4: Confirm Homebrew installed successfully

$ brew doctor

Step 5: Install Python

$ brew install python3

Step 6: Check correct version is installed

$ python3 --version