Method 1: sys.version
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)]
Method 2: sys.version_info
If you need an easy-to-process output for the major, minor, and micro versions, use the
sys.version_info attribute. For example, Python version 3.9.5 has major version 3, minor version 9, and micro version 5. You can access the major version with
sys.version_info, the minor version with
sys.version_info, and the micro version with
import sys print(sys.version_info) # sys.version_info(major=3, minor=9, micro=5, releaselevel='final', serial=0) print(sys.version_info) # Major: 3 print(sys.version_info) # Minor: 9 print(sys.version_info) # Micro: 5
Method 3: platform.python_version()
platform.python_version() function returns a string representation of the form
'major:minor:micro'. For example, you can easily split it on the dots to obtain the respective major, minor, or micro version info returned by this function.
import platform print(platform.python_version()) # 3.9.5
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