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Python Functions, Packing, and Unpacking Introduction to Functions Calling a Function

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Why did you use the 'python3' as interpreter, whats the difference compared to just 'python'? Cause thats what we've been using till now in Craig's videos. Can it do more stuff?

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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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For most installations, including the one in the workspace, "python" and "python3" are the same thing. The instructor's system might have a different arrangement, or it could be just a habit developed from back when "python" by itself was the older version (python2).