Sean Sean - 8 days ago 5
Python Question

Installing and Running Python 3 in Mac OS X

I have been following this tutorial. I've used brew to install python 3 but when I try to run a simple command in the terminal:

print('hello')


I get the following error message:

-bash: syntax error near unexpected token `'hello''


And when I type the command:

python -V


It says that my version is 2.7.10. Any idea as to why I can't run python in the terminal / version 3 isn't showing up?

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Answer

You didn't start python. You were still using the bash shell. Type python and press enter. Then you'll be using python