How To Install Python 3 on Ubuntu 20.04

Nov 12, 2020

Step 1 : To see which version of Python 3 you have installed, open a command prompt and run

python3 --version

Step 2 : To use a more current Python, we recommend using the deadsnakes PPA to install Python 3.9

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deadsnakes/ppa

Step 3 : Enter the following command to run Update local repositories

sudo apt-get update

Step 4 : Install Python 3

sudo apt-get install python3.9

Step 5 : Open a terminal and verify that you can run Python 3.9 from the command line