Which version of Python do I have installed?

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Question :

Which version of Python do I have installed?

I have to run a Python script on a Windows server. How can I know which version of Python I have, and does it even really matter?

I was thinking of updating to the latest version of Python.

Asked By: Ali_IT

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Answer #1:

python -V

http://docs.python.org/using/cmdline.html#generic-options

--version may also work (introduced in version 2.5)

Answered By: theglauber

Answer #2:

Python 2.5+:

python --version

Python 2.4-:

python -c 'import sys; print(sys.version)'
Answered By: Abbas

Answer #3:

In a Python IDE, just copy and paste in the following code and run it (the version will come up in the output area):

import sys
print(sys.version)
Answered By: pzp

Answer #4:

At a command prompt type:

python -V

Or if you have pyenv:

pyenv versions
Answered By: Brian Willis

Answer #5:

When I open Python (command line) the first thing it tells me is the version.

Answered By: poy

Answer #6:

Although the question is “which version am I using?”, this may not actually be everything you need to know. You may have other versions installed and this can cause problems, particularly when installing additional modules. This is my rough-and-ready approach to finding out what versions are installed:

updatedb                  # Be in root for this
locate site.py            # All installations I've ever seen have this

The output for a single Python installation should look something like this:

/usr/lib64/python2.7/site.py
/usr/lib64/python2.7/site.pyc
/usr/lib64/python2.7/site.pyo

Multiple installations will have output something like this:

/root/Python-2.7.6/Lib/site.py
/root/Python-2.7.6/Lib/site.pyc
/root/Python-2.7.6/Lib/site.pyo
/root/Python-2.7.6/Lib/test/test_site.py
/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/site.py
/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/site.pyc
/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/site.pyo
/usr/lib64/python2.6/site.py
/usr/lib64/python2.6/site.pyc
/usr/lib64/python2.6/site.pyo
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site.py
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site.pyc
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site.pyo
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/test/test_site.py
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/test/test_site.pyc
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/test/test_site.pyo
Answered By: user2099484

Answer #7:

In [1]: import sys

In [2]: sys.version
2.7.11 |Anaconda 2.5.0 (64-bit)| (default, Dec  6 2015, 18:08:32) 
[GCC 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-1)]

In [3]: sys.version_info
sys.version_info(major=2, minor=7, micro=11, releaselevel='final', serial=0)

In [4]: sys.version_info >= (2,7)
Out[4]: True

In [5]: sys.version_info >= (3,)
Out[5]: False
Answered By: Lee

Answer #8:

In short:

Type python in a command prompt

Simply open the command prompt (Win + R) and type cmd and in the command prompt then typing python will give you all necessary information regarding versions:

Python version

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