Python 3.x or Python 2.x

Posted by leons on 2012-03-30 17:03

I've done some work in Python 3.x on Windows, and like it.
I've recently become a macPerson, and would like to continue with Python 3.x, but it seems most ActivePython activity is with Python 2.x.

What's the future for ActivePython 3.x on a Mac?

ActiveState Staff
Mon, 2012-04-02 10:44

There's been some activity in the 2.x streams as a result of core patches, but Python 3 is where Python, and ActivePython are moving.

Last week the 2.5.x and 2.6.x Python brances were taken down from the Community Edition page, and those versions will now require Business Edition licenses going forward. This leaves 2.7 as the only Community Edition 2.x release, with a release of 2.7.3 in the near future.

Python 3.2.3 will appear soon, and Python 3.3 is on the horizon.

madisonquinn | Sat, 2017-08-19 01:50

Mac OS X 10.8 comes with Python 2.7 pre-installed by Apple. If you wish, you are invited to install the most recent version of Python 3.

What you get after installing is a number of things:

A MacPython 3.6 folder in your Applications folder. In here you find IDLE, the development environment that is a standard part of official Python distributions; PythonLauncher, which handles double-clicking Python scripts from the Finder; and the “Build Applet” tool, which allows you to package Python scripts as standalone applications on your system.
A framework /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework, which includes the Python executable and libraries. The installer adds this location to your shell path. To uninstall MacPython, you can simply remove these three things. A symlink to the Python executable is placed in /usr/local/bin/.

1. How to run a Python Script
2. Running Scripts with a GUI
3. Installing additional python packages.
4. GUI Praogramming on the Mac.
5. Distributing Python Applications on the Mac.