Printing Python version in output

The Question :

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How can I print the version number of the current Python installation from my script?

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The Answer 1

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Try

import sys
print(sys.version)

This prints the full version information string. If you only want the python version number, then Bastien Léonard’s solution is the best. You might want to examine the full string and see if you need it or portions of it.

The Answer 2

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import platform
print(platform.python_version())

This prints something like

3.7.2

The Answer 3

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Try

python --version 

or

python -V

This will return a current python version in terminal.

The Answer 4

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import sys  

expanded version

sys.version_info  
sys.version_info(major=3, minor=2, micro=2, releaselevel='final', serial=0)

specific

maj_ver = sys.version_info.major  
repr(maj_ver) 
'3'  

or

print(sys.version_info.major)
'3'

or

version = ".".join(map(str, sys.version_info[:3]))
print(version)
'3.2.2'

The Answer 5

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If you are using jupyter notebook Try:

!python --version

If you are using terminal Try:

 python --version

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