How to Check Python Version in Windows
We can check the Python version installed on Windows 10 by opening up a Command Prompt and typing the following command:
If you want to check the Python version inside the Python interpreter, you can do this by importing the
sys module. Open the command prompt (or PowerShell) and type
python to open the interpreter.
Then, after starting the Python shell, import the
sys module and then run the
If the command print your Python version has the
major=3 attribute, it means that you are running a Python 3 on your Windows 10 computer.
Just to print the major version, execute the following command:
You can also use the sys module to check the Python version in a script like this:
python_version = sys.version.split()
The preceding script
sys.py will print the version number of the Python that runs its code. This script uses the
split() method of the
sys.version module to get the Python’s version number.