MostafaMV MostafaMV - 4 months ago 13
Python Question

How can I use Homebrew to install both Python 2 and 3 on Mac?

I need to be able to switch back and forth between Python 2 and 3. How do I do that using Homebrew as I don't want to mess with path and get into trouble.
Right now I have 2.7 installed through Homebrew.

Answer

I would use pyenv You can install it:

$ brew install pyenv

Once you have it, you can install different versions of python and choose which one you can use. Example:

$ pyenv install 2.7.5

You can check the versions you have installed with:

$ pyenv versions

And you can switch between python versions with the command:

$ pyenv global 3.3.1

Also you can set a python version for the current directory with:

$ pyenv local 2.7.5
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