Installing lib601 On Mac OSX

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1) Check for Pre-existing Python

Python is pre-installed on MacOS X, but it is often an older version, for this class, you will need Python 3.5 or later.

First open a Terminal window (from the Applications/Utilities folder). Type python3 and see whether it says Python 3.5.x or Python 3.6.x. If it does, you are all set! If not, follow the instructions below:

2) Install Python

If you did not already have the right version Python installed, you will need to install it. You can get a Python installer here:

3) Test

You can test the installation by running python3 and making sure that Python reports its version as 3.5.x or later.