python3 on mac-mavericks (was trying idle)

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Thu Oct 16 16:04:43 CEST 2014

On 2014-10-16 14:29, Rustom Mody wrote:
> On Thursday, October 9, 2014 2:56:56 PM UTC+5:30, Terry Reedy wrote:
>> One may have to install activestate tkc/tk on mac, depending on osx
>> version.  This page has details:
> Ok Ive some more information:
> The people in the audience using macs are using mavericks
> Whats the best way to setup python3 for that?
> I remember seeing some two different repos (if that what they are called
> in mac-land) for python. With some different tradeoffs which I dont understand.
> Another related question for mac-python usage:
> I asked one of the mac-users:
> Please start your default python in a shell and tell me what version it is.
> Answer: Mac has no shell.
> I find this hard to believe. Is a shell called something else
> in mac-maverick?? Where/how to find it?
In Macland it's called the terminal emulator:

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