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Pymata Express utilizes the latest advances of the Python 3.7 asyncio library.

To check that you have Python 3.7 or greater installed open a command window and type:

python3 -V

For Windows, you may need to type:

python -V

The Python version will be displayed:

Python 3.7.2 (default, Dec 31 2018, 14:25:33)
[GCC 8.2.0] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

For Windows users, this may look something like:

Python 3.7.2 (tags/v3.7.2:9a3ffc0492, Dec 23 2018, 23:09:28) [MSC v.1916 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.


Windows Users

To install Python 3.7 or later, go to the Python home page, and download the latest 3.7 (or later) distribution for your operating system.

If you have Python 2.7 installed, you do not need to remove it.

During the installation process, if there is a checkbox to add Python 3.7 to your path, make sure it is checked before proceeding with the installation.

Linux Users

If you are using Linux, here are the build and installation instructions

  1. sudo apt-get update
  2. sudo apt-get upgrade
  3. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  4. sudo apt-get install build-essential python-dev python-setuptools python-pip python-smbus
  5. sudo apt-get install build-essential libncursesw5-dev libgdbm-dev libc6-dev
  6. sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev libsqlite3-dev tk-dev
  7. sudo apt-get install libssl-dev openssl libreadline-dev libffi-dev
  8. cd ~
  9. mkdir build
  10. cd build
  11. wget
  12. tar -zxvf Python-3.7.2.tgz
  13. cd Python-3.7.2
  14. ./configure
  15. make
  16. sudo make install

Install pip For Debian based distributions:

  sudo apt-get install pip3-python

For all other distributions - refer to your distribution's instructions.

Mac Users

  1. Install Python 3.7.x from or via homebrew
  2. Download from and install (this should already be installed if python was installed from or homebrew):
curl -O
sudo python3

Verify The Python Installation

Use the procedure shown here to verify that you have successfully installed Python 3.7 on your computer.

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