Versions Of Python

Here, you will see the versions of python with their release dates. The first version of python was released in February 1991, and Python reached version 1.0 in January 1994 the last version released while Van Rossum was at CWI was Python 1.2. The current version of Python is 3.8 and the next version i.e. 3.9 version of python is coming soon.

How to check versions of Python in your system?

To check the version of Python installed on your system, open the command prompt(terminal), type “python”, and hit enter then you will see the version of python installed on your system. Check this image below:-

versions of python
checking the version of python using cmd

Update — Python version Python 3.10.4 has been released on  24 March 2022.

Let’s have a look at the history of versions of python with their release dates.

Python 3.8.3 – 13 May 2020.
Python 3.8.1 – 18 December 2019.
Python 3.8.0 – 14 October 2019.
Python 3.7.7 – 10 March 2020.
Python 3.7.6 – 18 December 2019.
Python 3.1.1 – 17 August 2009.
Python 3.1 – 27 June 2009.
Python 3.0.1 – 13 February 2009.
Python 3.0 – 3 December 2008.
Python 2.7 – 4 July 2010.
Python 2.6 – 1 October 2008.
Python 2.5 – 19 September 2006.
Python 2.4 – 30 November 2004.
Python 2.3 – 29 July 2003.
Python 2.2.1 – 10 April 2002.
Python 2.2p1 – 29 March 2002.
Python 2.0 – 16 October 2000.
Python 1.6 – 5 September 2000.
Python 1.5.2p2 – 22 March 2000.
Python 1.5.2p1 – 6 July 1999.
Python 1.4 – 25 October 1996.

So friends as you can see that there are many versions of python, but do you know which version is the most stable? So let me tell you one thing the most stable is always the current version and here it is the 3.8.3 but if there is any update after this version then that version should be more stable than the current version.

Update — As the 3.10 version has been released so, that’s the most stable version for Python.


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