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The right and wrong way to set Python 3 as default on a Mac

posted Aug 9, 2020, 10:11 AM by Chris G   [ updated Aug 9, 2020, 10:12 AM ]

There are several ways to get started with Python 3 on macOS, but one way is better than the others.

What's so hard about this?

The version of Python that ships with macOS is well out of date from what Python recommends using for development. Python runtimes are also comically challenging at times, as noted by XKCD.


Python environment webcomic by xkcd

So what's the plan?