Check Python Version in Your Script — A Helpful Illustrated Guide

To check your version in your Python script—for example, to make sure that a user of your Python app uses the correct version—you can use the following commands. To achieve this, simply import the sys module and print the sys.version attribute to your Python shell:

>>> import sys
>>> print(sys.version)
3.7.2 (tags/v3.7.2:9a3ffc0492, Dec 23 2018, 23:09:28) [MSC v.1916 64 bit (AMD64)]

Try them in our interactive browser-based Python shell:

Exercise: execute this code snippet and see what Python version runs on the servers hosting this interactive shell.

Related: You can find a detailed tutorial on how to check your Python version in this comprehensive guide on the Finxter blog. If you’re short on time, here’s what you must run in your command line or shell or terminal (Win/Mac/Linux/Ubuntu) to check your python version: python --version or python -V.

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