What's the Best Python Version for My Old Computer?

I have a Windows 7 32-bit OS and I need to learn and to code AI programs (like Neural Networks).
What version of Python and AI plugin package is best for my system?

Hello @pythonflea
Welcome to the forum. Hardware plays a much bigger role than software in training neural networks on your setup. Python 3 and latest packages like TensorFlow, Keras etc are used for training neural networks. Older versions of the software can be used but it won’t have any effect on the performance (it might diminish performance a little) because newer versions of that software are much more efficient. If I were you, I wouldn’t worry much about training neural networks yet because you are just starting I guess. So first get familiar with Python and it’s intricacies rather than worrying about training models. Good luck!

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On my +10 years old notebook with w7 32 bit, I run a venv with python 3.8.3.
The latest release(3.9.+) is only suited for modern windows OS.
I suggest to have python and third party libraries isolated on its own environment through venv rather than installing directly into your local disk.

I’m not sure why you’d say that 3.9+ is only for Windows?

I meant that is not suited for windows 7 and earlier.

Ah