Brew Install Python 3.8


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This guide explains how to install OR-Tools for Python on MacOS.

Although these instructions might also work on other MacOS variants, we have only tested them on machines meeting the following requirements:

  • MacOS 11.6 (Big Sur) 64-bit (x86_64)
Note: OR-Tools only supports the x86_64 (also known as amd64) architecture.


To install the remaining prerequisites, we recommend first installing the 'missing package manager for macOS' otherwise known as Homebrew. To do so, open a terminal window and enter:

To verify that you’ve successfully installed brew:

You should see:


You must have Python 3.6+ installed.

To install Python 3.8+, open a terminal window and enter:

Then verify your installation:

Installing OR-Tools

Brew Install Python 3.88

Assuming the prerequisite software is installed on your MacOS, take the following steps:

Or, to install it system wide:

Brew Install Python 3.8 Hon 3 8 In Linux

Uninstalling OR-Tools

To uninstall OR-Tools, issue the following commands:

Validate your installation

To test your Python installations, open a terminal window. Then enter the following command:

Brew Install Python 3.8

If it runs successfully, you are ready to get started with OR-Tools.