How To Download Python

If you’re looking to get started with Python, the first step is to download and install the programming language on your computer. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process of downloading and installing Python step by step. No matter which operating system you’re using, we’ve got you covered!

Step 1: Visit the Python website

The official source for downloading Python is the Python website. Visit the Python download page at

Step 2: Choose the appropriate Python version

On the Python download page, you will find the latest stable releases for Python 3 and Python 2. We recommend downloading the latest version of Python 3, as Python 2 is no longer being actively maintained.

Click on the Download Python x.x.x button corresponding to your desired version. The website should automatically detect your operating system and provide the appropriate version for you. If not, you can click on the other available versions on the page to get the one suitable for your operating system.

Step 3: Download the Python installer

Once you’ve clicked on the appropriate download button, your browser will begin downloading the Python installer. The installer will be an executable file (e.g., .exe for Windows, .pkg for macOS) or a compressed archive (e.g., .tar.gz for Linux).

Step 4: Install Python

After the installer has been downloaded, locate the file on your computer and double-click it to run the installation process. The installation process may vary slightly depending on your operating system, but it should be relatively straightforward.

Windows and macOS

For Windows and macOS users, the installation process is quite easy. Just follow the prompts in the installer, making sure to check the box that says Add Python to PATH (for Windows) or Customize Installation (for macOS) to ensure that Python is available in your system’s command line. Once the installation is complete, you should be able to run Python by opening a terminal or command prompt and typing python.


For Linux users, the installation process may differ depending on the distribution you’re using. If you downloaded a compressed archive, extract the contents and navigate to the extracted folder in the terminal. Then, run the following commands to configure and install Python:

        sudo make install

After running these commands, you should be able to access Python by typing python3 in the terminal.

Step 5: Verify your installation

To ensure that Python has been installed correctly, open a terminal or command prompt and type python (or python3 on Linux) followed by the –version flag. This command should return the Python version number you just installed:

            python --version

If you see the correct version number, congratulations! You have successfully downloaded and installed Python on your computer. Now you’re ready to start coding!