I use Ubuntu 16.04 at work, and the machine is managed by the IT department. (i.e. I cannot use sudo)
The other day I asked them to install different python version (3.7 and 3.8 specifically), but they were so concerned to destroy the system that I was told to use Anaconda.
But I thought packages, installed by apt, that uses python wouldn't be affected by merely installing different versions of Python via apt, as
python3 wouldn't point to different version.
Not having enough knowledge on Linux's package management, however, I am not sure my assumption is true.
Could anyone "prove" installing different python version won't interfere with the system?