Run Python versions in Docker: How to try the latest Python release

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Geir Arne Hjelle put together this guide about how to run different Python versions using Docker, including how you can have the latest alpha running on your computer within minutes.

A Docker container is an isolated environment. Therefore, you usually don’t need to add a virtual environment inside the container. Instead, you can run pip directly to install the necessary packages

In this tutorial, you’ll learn:

  • Which versions of Python are available
  • How to get started with Docker
  • How to run different Python versions in Docker containers
  • How to use Docker containers as Python environments

Links to further resources and interesting reading provided. Good, detailed guide for anybody relatively new to containers and Docker. Give it a try!

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