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  1. Visit the official Python website: Go to the official Python website at This website provides the latest Python releases and installation packages for various operating systems.
  2. Choose the Python version: Python has two major versions, Python 2 and Python 3. Python 2 is no longer supported and it is strongly recommended to use Python 3 for all new projects. You should download the latest version of Python 3, which should be prominently displayed on the website.
  3. Select the operating system: On the Python download page, you’ll see options for different operating systems (e.g., Windows, macOS, Linux). Click on the appropriate link for your operating system to start the download.
  4. Download the installer: Click on the link for your operating system to download the Python installer. The installer will be a file with an extension like .msi for Windows, .dmg for macOS, or a script for Linux.
  5. Run the installer: Once the installer is downloaded, run it by double-clicking the file. Follow the installation prompts to customize your installation settings if needed (you can typically accept the default settings) and complete the installation process.
  6. Verify the installation (optional): After the installation is complete, you can verify that Python was installed successfully by opening a command prompt (Windows) or a terminal (macOS and Linux) and typing python or python3 (depending on your system). You should see the Python interpreter start, displaying its version information.

That’s it! You’ve now downloaded and installed Python on your computer. You can start writing and running Python programs by creating Python files with a .py extension and using a text editor or integrated development environment (IDE) to write your code.

Remember to keep Python up to date by periodically checking the official Python website for new releases and updates.

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