This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Python v3.9 on macOS using Homebrew.
What is Python v3.9?
“Python is an interpreted, high-level and general-purpose programming language. Python’s design philosophy emphasizes code readability with its notable use of significant whitespace.” ~ Python.org
What is Homebrew?
Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.
The following is the single command required to install Python v3.9 on macOS using Homebrew.
$ brew install email@example.com
This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Python v3.8 on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.
$ brew update # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew search firstname.lastname@example.org # Searches all known formulae for a partial or exact match.
$ brew info email@example.com # Displays information about the given formulae.
$ brew install firstname.lastname@example.org # Install the given formulae.
$ brew cleanup # Remove any older versions from the cellar.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Python v3.9 on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.