Any way i can update to python 3.x? The version I am using is 2.7.11+ When I usesudo apt-get install python it says it's already at the latest version.


Python 3 is a different package.

Install it using:

sudo apt-get install python3

The run it using:

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    I would just like to add that Python 2 and 3 are different syntax too. If you know Python2 you should be able to learn python3 a lot easier though. Jun 12 '16 at 18:52
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    Also note that pip also has a pip3 version for Python 3.x
    – Kroltan
    Jun 12 '16 at 19:24
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    @Inforcer25 autocorrect?
    – robert
    Jun 12 '16 at 23:30
  • @robert I think it's just a typo. s and d are adjacent.
    – Bakuriu
    Jun 13 '16 at 7:06
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    I tried this, currently I have python3.5 in my ubuntu 16.04. I did sudo apt-get install python3 but it is not updated to 3.6. im getting udo apt-get install python3``0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 184 not upgraded.
    – pyd
    Feb 14 '18 at 6:54

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