Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Python - Installing Python

"Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. You can learn to use Python and see almost immediate gains in productivity and lower maintenance costs." - http://www.python.org/

Downloading and installing Python is extremely easy simple go to the Download page and (if on Windows) download the 2.7 windows installer. Python is also available for Mac OS X, Linux and Unix OS's.

Download Python 2.7 for Windows

Installing Python is extremely easy and if you follow the steps in the installer, a folder should appear, and the Python IDE(GUI) should appear in a shortcut in your Programs list.

Python installed

After you have installed Python open the IDLE

Where all the code goes

Here is where the programming is going to be done, to test it type:

print "Hello World"

You will see the output as:

Hello World

It's as easy as that.

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