Fortran/Python newbie tired of slogging through "anti-tutorials" online. Ok, here is a project I am giving myself. By this time next week I want to be compiling simple codes (in Windows Vista 32 bit), in Fortran and Python. I frankly haven't the slightest idea where to start. Ok, that was hyperbole. I do have Python 2.6.2 installed and I am aware that IDLE(the shell/"ide-ish" thingy that comes with Python) is not the best IDE to work in. I am really attracted to EMACS and have that installed but have no idea how to use it to compile Python programs. I am a complete newb. If this were Counter Strike, I would be shooting 10 feet above your heads. I really thought there would be more clear tutorials available online but I have just wasted 3 hours of my night off slogging through what I call "the anti-tutorials" on Python and Fortran (the getting them set up side of things). I would be very grateful if someone could treat me like an 8th grader on this, assuming I know nothing and that I am arguably even slightly retarted, which I have actually not completey ruled out. What I really want to do is avoid wasting time going this alone. Thx for any help.