Installing both Python 2 and 3 in the same computer
I was wondering if I can have both Python 2 and 3 on Windows. To solve this problem I have followed some simple steps.
- Install Python 2
- Add c:\Python2 path on the path of your environment variables
- Rename python.exe as python2.exe
- Install Python 3
- Add c:\Python3 path on the path of your environment variables
- Rename python.exe as python3.exe
Done! Now if you want to use Python 2 from your CLI, you will type python2 <filename> or python3 <filename> if you want to use Python 3.
As you can see you don't need to install any additional software.
Here you follow the same principle: Install both version you need on different directory and let your system know about the different path and the different versions of Python. Here is a solution.
I hope it will be useful. Enjoy programming with Python!