4.8. Python

Python is an interpreted programming language. The homepage of the Python project is http://python.org/. It is used to generate some source files. Python 2.5 or later (including Python 3) should work fine and Python 3.5 and 2.7 are recommended.

Python is either included or available as a package on most UNIX-like platforms. Windows packages and source are available at http://python.org/download/. The Cygwin Python package is not recommended since /usr/bin/python is a symbolic link, which causes confusion outside Cygwin.

You can also use Chocolatey to install Python:

PS:\> choco install Python3


PS:\> choco install Python2

Chocolatey installs Python into C:\tools\python3 or C:\tools\python2 by default. You can verify your Python version by running

$ python --version

on UNIX and Linux and

rem Official package
C:> cd python35
C:Python35> python --version

rem Chocolatey
C:> cd \tools\python3
C:\tools\python3> python --version

on Windows. You should see something like

Python 3.5.1

Your version string may vary of course.