Thanks to @kevlarr for this info... Saving it myself for reference.
- Install pyenv via
brew install pyenv
eval "$(pyenv init -)"to your bash, etc. profile if you want to enable autocomplete (hint: you do),
- Install project Python version via
pyenv install 3.6.81
1 If you are running Mojave and are having issues building (looking at you,
zlib), you likely need to install C header files