While most Linux and Unix systems have a native Python installation, Windows does not. To make Python available, the Python team has compiled Windows installers for many years. But that will come to an end, because Python can now be downloaded from the Microsoft Store.

The Microsoft Store version is an easy installation of Python. It is suitable for running scripts and packages, and using IDLE and other development environments. Due to certain restrictions on Microsoft Store apps, Python scripts will not have full access to certain Windows environments. Writing information to locations such as temp and the register, for example, is not possible.

Not completely stable

The team behind Python reports that not all functions of the program are stable. It is not certain which functions will not function properly, apart from those previously mentioned that are not possible due to Microsoft Store restrictions. That’s what the development team on the site of Python 3.7 tells us. Furthermore, the team stresses that Python will always be free. If you are asked to pay, you have not selected the correct package, the developers write.

The developers write the following about the programming language:

Python is an easy to learn and powerful programming language. It features efficient data structures and a simple but effective approach to object-oriented programming. The elegant syntax and dynamic typing of Python, combined with its interpretable origin, make it an ideal language for writing scripts and quickly developing applications in many areas on most platforms.

This is reflected in the popularity of the programming language. On Tiobe‘s list, Python is currently the third most popular programming language, preceded only by Java and C. In December 2017, Python was fourth on the list of the most popular programming languages.

Python 3.7 can be found here in the Microsoft Store.

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