Python-powered Chat Apps with Twilio and SendGrid Transcripts
Chapter: Setup and following along
Lecture: Do you have Python 3?

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0:00 welcome to this really short chapter on setting up your computer to make sure you have
0:05 the right tools and often the same tools to follow along with what we're doing, as we build code in this course, it's going to be very hands on.
0:14 We're going to write a lot of code work with our database and so on. So, I want to make sure that you're all ready to go.
0:19 First thing, Would it surprise you to know that you're going to need Python for a Python course, but specifically,
0:25 you're going to need Python 3 and you're gonna need Python 3.6, Twilio and SendGrid
0:31 The two Python libraries that we're going to be working with primarily require only 3.4 but we're using language features during the course,
0:39 such as f-strings and others that require 3.6. So you want to make sure that you have Python 3.6 on your computer,
0:47 do you? Well, that's a good question. How do you check how you check various just a little bit, depending on the operating system that you're on,
0:54 and I'll give you some detailed guides for that in just a moment. But quickly on Linux or macOS. If you just open up your terminal and type Python3 -V,
1:06 it will either print out the version. Python 3 or Whatever or it'll say command, not found. No Python 3, In which case you just don't have it all.
1:13 So, make sure that version is 3.6 or higher on windows, There's a little more nuanced because there's not a two versus three.
1:20 It's just how it got installed. So the order of what appears in your path matters. But just go and type Python -V and see what you get.
1:29 If it says Python 3.6 or above, you're good to go. Of course, having the latest is best, but 3.6 should be sufficient.
1:37 And if you don't have Python or you would like more detailed steps on checking whether or not you have Python, visit this article here.
1:46 It gives you detailed steps for each operating system you might be using.
1:53 How to check whether or not you have Python. Then, if you do need to install Python,
1:57 it'll actually give you three or four options on how you might do that, some of the trade offs and so on. So instead of going through in the video,
2:03 just drop over here, select your operating system and figure out what the best option for installing Python is.

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