Thursday, December 28, 2017

How to start programming Python

Python is a high-level, object-oriented programming language. It can be used to make applications,  games, powering web-pages…

To install Python on your computer go to

For Windows:

You will be asked to install Python 3.6.4 or 2.7.14, you can install whichever you want (I would install the latest version).
After downloading, something like this will appear:

If you don’t know what you are doing just choose “Add Python 3.6 to PATH” and “Install Now” options.

For Mac:

The process is very straightforward, simply accept the conditions, choose where to install it, etc.

For Linux:

It normally comes pre-installed but it might be an older version, if you want to update do like in Mac

Now that we have Python installed we can start coding, search o  your computer for “IDLE” from there you will find a terminal to start programming in python.

But you don´t have to go through this mess to code in Python, you can install a code editor called “Pycharm”, It’s a very useful editor from where you can execute your code directly on the editor, it has debugging and you can run many programs at the same time.

Or you can even skip all that and program in your web browser using CodeSkulptor or


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