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Python Python installation

  1. Dec 27, 2014 #1
    Hello, i want to start learning python, but i can't install it after i download python3.4.2 from python's site..then i dont know what to do...it's complicated cause i 've never occupied with programming and it seems hard for me, i'd really appreciate your help
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  3. Dec 27, 2014 #2
    Use an editor (e.g. Notepad++), write your program and just save it as something.py . Double-click it to run
  4. Dec 27, 2014 #3
    Γεια σου ρε Μηνά!!! thanks
  5. Dec 27, 2014 #4
    that means that i only need python to run programms?
  6. Dec 27, 2014 #5


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    Which of these do you mean?

    A. You downloaded python 3.4.2 as a zipped file or something, and don't know what to do to install it?
    B. You downloaded and installed it, but don't know how to write a program and run it? (the question MinasKar answered)

    In either case, it helps to say which operating system you're using: Windows, Mac OS, Linux, or something else? (and which version?)
  7. Dec 27, 2014 #6
    windows 7 64bit, yeah i dowload, i install it but then i dont know what to do, and if i install notepad++ and write on it then why do i need python programm?
  8. Dec 27, 2014 #7
    Use notepad++ (or another editor) to write your program and python to run it. Without python installed in your computer, you can't run any of your programs.
  9. Dec 27, 2014 #8


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    Python usually comes with its own IDE called "IDLE", you should see it in the start menu. It may not be the best editor, but it will get you going.
  10. Dec 28, 2014 #9
    actually...yes u are right i found it but i like more notepad++ :) thanks for answer buddy
  11. Dec 28, 2014 #10
    and in which programm ill be able to compile and find my mistakes?
  12. Dec 29, 2014 #11
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