How to Check Python Version in Windows, Linux and Mac

How to Check Python Version in Windows, Linux and Mac

This post is all about how to check Python version on your computer. But before getting started, let’s know a bit about Python.

Python is one of the most popular programming languages. And due to its awesome developer community, you can easily see a lot of different versions getting released quite frequently.

There are two most popular versions of Python as of now, one is Python 2.7.x and the other is Python 3.8.x.

Sometimes you have to work with python library that only supports Python 2.7 and sometimes we have to work with Python 3.x version but we have Python 2.7 installed and we may find our library not supporting the installed version of python.

In that case, it’s best to check the version of Python installed before downloading the required library.

In this tutorial, we will see how to check the python version on Windows, Linux and macOS just with the help of terminal.

Now, before getting started, you should be able to access your command-line of your OS.

Note: This post is all about checking the version of python installed on your computer and in case of windows, most of the time, a windows installation do not have python pre-installed.

How to Check Python Version in Windows

To see the Python version on a Windows computer, open Powershell and type:

python --version