is python compatible with Linux

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I have some basic knowledge of the Python language. the Python works as the interpreter. the codes are also quite complicated. I have some question. can I use it in Linux? Can anyone help me to solve it?
Sep 8, 2018 in Python by allensmith
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edited Sep 11, 2018 by Vardhan 1,840 views

5 answers to this question.

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Yes, you can use python on Linux. Most of the Linux distros come with python pre-installed. To check if python is installed, open the terminal and run the following command

python --version

This will print the version of Python installed (if it is installed)

To install python on your Linux system, you can run the following command.

To Install python version 2:

sudo apt-get install python2.x

To install python version 3:

sudo apt-get install python 3.x

Where "x" is to be replaced with the version number.

answered Sep 11, 2018 by Omkar
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+2 votes

If you have python already installed on your machine you can simply check the version by 

python --version

Now if you don't have python installed then

1. for ubuntu you can install it using 

sudo apt-get install python

2. for red hat you can install it using

sudo yum install python

3. for SUSE and derivatives you can install it using 

sudo zypper install python
answered Sep 11, 2018 by bug_seeker
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+2 votes
Just follow these three commands and you should be good to go
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/python-3.6

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install python3.6
answered Sep 12, 2018 by charlie_brown
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Quick Answer.


By default most of the Linux/Unix based hosts will be having Python. If not python (refer to python2.x), it will be there python3.x.

In linux, you can type: python<tab><tab>  # type python and press <tab> key twice to see the commands installed in your computer.

also you can use "--version" argument after the python binary.


python --version
Python 2.7.15

python3 --version
Python 3.7.0
answered Nov 25, 2018 by Amit
• 180 points
Nice explanation @Amit thank you.
+1 vote
yes you can use python on linux
answered Feb 13, 2019 by rajesh
• 1,270 points

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