Python 3.6 download and install for windows

Download and install 32-bit and 64-bit python 3.6.4 for windows.

The objective of this tutorial is to help you set up python 3.6 on windows OS.If you are using Ubuntu, you might want to check this other tutorial Install Python 3.6 on Ubuntu.

At the time of this writing, the latest stable version of python is 3.6, released on December 23rd, 2016. This tutorial will assist you in the download and install of python 3.6 on windows. It is for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of python 3.6. This installation process will automatically install IDLE, pip, and documentation as well and will also create shortcuts and file associations so that you don’t have to set up environment variables after the completion of installation.

Before starting, check if python is already installed on your computer. To do so, open command prompt and type “python” in it. If python is not already installed on your machine, you will see something like:

command prompt screen

To download the setup file for python 3.6, go to python’s official website and click on Python 3.6.4 under Downloads in the menu bar.

Or, you can directly click on the link below to download the setup file.
https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.6.4/python-3.6.4.exe

Once downloaded, locate the setup file under the name python-3.6.4.exe in the downloads folder and run it. You will see something like:

python 3.6 installation 1

Click on Run, you will see something like:

Python 3.6 installation 2

 

By default, the Add Python 3.6 to PATH option is unchecked, make sure it is checked then click on Install Now. If the setup is successful, you should see a window as below:

python 3.6 installation 3

 

Let’s check if python 3.6 is successfully installed now. Open the command prompt and type “python” on it. If you haven’t closed the command prompt from earlier, you will need to close and reopen it. You will see something like:

python 3.6 installation complete

Check that the python interpreter is working properly through command prompt:

python 3.6 via cmd

 

You can also search for IDLE and run python commands via. it.

python 3.6 via idle

 

Python 3.6 on windows 64-bit version installation

 

To install the 64-bit version for python 3.6 on windows, go to python’s official website and click on Windows under Downloads in the menu bar. You will see something like:

python 3.6 64 bit installer

Click on Download Windows X86-64 executable installer.

Or, you can directly click on the link below to download the setup file.
https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.6.4/python-3.6.4-amd64.exe

Once downloaded, locate the setup file under the name python-3.6.4-amd64.exe in the downloads folder and run it. Rest of the steps is similar to that of the 32-bit version installation.

I hope this tutorial helped you install Python 3.6 on Windows.

 

About Aryal Bibek 14 Articles
Learner and practitioner of Machine Learning and Deep Learning. Ph.D. student at The University of Texas at El Paso. Admin and Founder at python36.com

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