How to Install Python on a Mac

How to Install Python on a Mac.
Python is the most popular first language for programmers on a Mac. Until recently, the language’s lack of standard development tooling, plus competing optional-but-essential development tools, meant a rocky start for Python beginners. To cut through the confusion, I’ll show you an up-to-date approach to install Python and set

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I usually just use Anaconda. So I can also have different virtual environments.

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Or use ASDF?

Easiest approach for beginners is to use the Python installer from, works really well. If you are a more sophisticated user I recommend miniconda or miniforge.

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