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add additional Software to Mac using homebrew

There comes to a time where one would need or require additional software on mac where the apple store might not suffice for your programming purposes. Fear Not ! There are quite a few third-party repositories which will cater to mac users.

The three popular mac software repo are as follows:

I have used the first two repos on a macbook pro laptop. There are pros and cons to each of these repos. Once must pick carefully yet two can be installed on one machine. I found macports has newer software than brew when comes to programming. Brew has the latest stable programming languages made available for all mac users. Both of these repos have excellent volunteers to help answer questions as well as fixing issues when they arise. I am not familiar with the fink project.

if you are familiar with linux, the approach to install and search for anything is quite similar to the apt command.

Install Homebrew:
mkdir homebrew && curl -L | tar xz --strip 1 -C homebrew

As of this writing, macports v2.6.2 is available:

For Example:

brew list
brew info python3
brew search python3
brew install python3
brew update
brew upgrade
brew uninstall python3

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