How to Check Python Version on PC or Mac


This wikiHow teaches you how to find which version of Python is installed on your Windows or macOS computer.

Part 1
Windows PC

Windows PC on How to Check Python Version on PC or Mac

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If you don’t already see a search box in the taskbar, click the magnifying glass or circle next to , or press ⊞ Win+S.

Windows PC on How to Check Python Version on PC or Mac

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A list of matching results will appear.

Windows PC on How to Check Python Version on PC or Mac

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This opens a black terminal window to a Python prompt.

Windows PC on How to Check Python Version on PC or Mac

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It’s the number right after the word “Python” at the top-left corner of the window (e.g. 2.7.14).

Part 2
macOS

macOS on How to Check Python Version on PC or Mac

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To do this, open the Applications folder in Finder, double-click the Utilities folder, then double-click Terminal.

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The version number will appear on the next line after the word “Python” (e.g. 2.7.3).