Getting started

To get started, you will need the Python interpreter or a Python IDE. An IDE is a tool that will make the experience of software development much better.

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Python interpreter

You can download Python interpreter here: https://www.python.org/downloads/
The Python interpreter is a command line program, we’ll discuss it in the next lecture.

Python programs are simply a collection of text files.  If you want something more sophisticated than notepad for editing, you will need a Python IDEs (recommend). A Python IDE will make programming Python easier.

Python IDE

An IDE generally supports listing all program files, syntax highlighting and other features. There are lots of Python IDEs you could choose from.

Using one of these Python IDEs makes programming easier than in say, notepad. It will automatically color the text like the example below:

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10 Comments

  • Madhan says:

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  • prathap says:

    Hope you will write about python classes and objects also 🙂

  • JingleGu says:

    should it be not?
    filename = sys.argv[0]
    not or throw exception:IndexError: list index out of range

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