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Support for Python 3.6

Problem: IBM SPSS Modeler supports Python 2.7 as Python for Spark. But this Python also can be used for other purposes like running extensions available at
More extensions would be available for Modeler to be used if the newer Python (e.g. Python 3.6) could be used instead of supported one.

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  • Christophe Poulin commented
    December 14, 2018 18:00

    As we are preparing the implementation of Watson Studio Local within our firm, our data scientists are requesting to have Python 3.6 as standard as this is what they currently use and this is also the package that our firm has authorized in our own repository. Having only 3.5 would mean that all data scientists need to re-test all their Python scripts for compatibility and could possibly lose some features.

    I see the request is tagged as "Planned". Do you have a timeline for its implementation?



  • Christophe Poulin commented
    December 14, 2018 18:00

    Could I please get feedback for the comment posted on Dec 8th? Thanks

  • Ruslan Dautkhanov commented
    02 Jan 21:59


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