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  • Abhik Biswas

    December 4, 2020 at 12:14 am
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    By default Python 2.7 is running on Ubuntu. I do not wish to change it as there are programs I am learning on Python 2.7 which is easier for me if it’s default. But for some instances, I need to use Python 3.8 which is installed. How do I do it? When I write Python in the terminal, I get the following:

    Python 2.7.18 (default, Aug 4 2020, 11:16:42)

    [GCC 9.3.0] on linux2

    Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.


  • satyamukherjee

    December 4, 2020 at 12:37 am
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    Hi, to use Python 3.8 without changing the default version (after making sure it is installed), go to the terminal, and type Python3.8 instead of just Python to use the specific version of Python.

    ~$ python3.8

    Python 3.8.5 (default, Jul 28 2020, 12:59:40)

    [GCC 9.3.0] on linux

    Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.


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