Brew Python 3.8

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tldr; install brew; brew install python

Step 2: Use brew to install the latest version of Python $ brew install python -verbose. Now you can run python3 in your terminal python3. More details: So what happens when I run brew install? When you run the command, brew will look for the package in the “formulae” list and run the installation script for the package.

Homebrew is a great installer for Mac and its main job is to make it easier to install packages.

The primary purpose of Homebrew’s Python formula is to enable other Python-dependent Homebrew packages to work. If installing Homebrew’s Python allows you to run the occasional Python script or access the REPL 4, that’s a nice side benefit, but anything beyond that — including developing software with Python — is squarely out-of-scope. MacOS homebrew python 3.8.3 with tcl-tk (properly) - python-with-tcl.rb.

Brew install python 3.8

Brew Python 3.8 Default

Step 1: Download Homebrew here

Install Python 3.8 Brew

'brew' hosts its package information here as “formulae“.

Step 2: Use brew to install the latest version of Python

$ brew install python --verbose

Now you can run python3 in your terminal

> python3

3.8

More details: So what happens when I run brew install?

3.8

When you run the command, brew will look for the package in the “formulae” list and run the installation script for the package.

Brew installs *all* packages into its own directory on your computer at /usr/local/Cellar .

Brew Uninstall Python 3.8

Take a look with $ ls /usr/local/Cellar.

Brew Downgrade Python 3.8 To 3.7

After installation, brew creates a symlink which is basically a shortcut that will allow your system to run the new command > python3.