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Python3 on Mac

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Mac by default does not ship with Python 3 this means you have to install it manually.

There are many ways of installing it, the first way is to download the pre-build package from the official website and install it on your system.

The second way is by [compiling](https://www.python.org/ftp/python/” target=”_blank) it on your system.

While both the way listed above is the correct way to install Python3 updating to the latest version might a bit of a work because the above methods don’t update by themselves or with a help of any command line tools.

The third way is to install it with the help of Homebrew

Homebrew is a package for Mac that lets you install any package available in its repository with less than 4 commands depending on the install instructions.

If you have Homebrew already installed on your system you are good to go, if not you can install it from here

Python3 can be installed by entering this simple command in the terminal.

``` brew install python3 ```
Linking Python3 apps and utilities by entering this command
``` brew linkapps python3 ```
You can update to the latest version of Python 3 by entering this command
``` brew upgrade python3 ```
Now you are good to go with your Python3 based development environment on your Mac

Happy Coding!