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Python is among the most popular, versatile, and widely used programming languages. It powers everything from simple scripts to machine learning systems. This step-by-step guide will teach you how to install Python 3 on Windows, using PowerShell.
We’ll be covering the following topics in-depth:
Benefits of Installing Python 3
Downloading the Python Installer
Running the Python Installer
Verifying the Installation
Testing with a Python Script
Python Environment Management
Setting the Path Variable
Alternative Install Options
Installing Packages with Pip
Virtual Environments Overview
Creating Virtual Environments
Activating Virtual Environments
Next Steps and Learning Resources
Let’s get started!
Benefits of Installing Python 3 on Windows
Here are some of the top benefits you’ll get by installing Python 3 on your Windows machine:
Ability to program in Python for scripting, automation and development
Direct access to 200,000+ Python libraries and frameworks
Manage Python packages and virtual environments
Integrate with PowerShell and the Windows ecosystem
Local environment for learning Python programming
Overall, it opens up a world of possibilities through the power and simplicity of Python code.
Downloading the Python Installer Executable
To kick things off, you need to download the Python installer for Windows from the official Python website:
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