Learn how to install the Python programming language on your PC in this video.
- To install Python on your Windows machine you need to go to python.org, let's do that now. From here go to the downloads tab and then we're going to choose download python three dot seven dot three. Programing languages have version numbers associated with them because over time new features are added. By increasing the version number the developers of the language are communicating that they've changed something and it could impact how you use the language. Now that that's downloaded we can click on the executable in order to launch the installation process. Make sure you choose the add python three dot seven to path checkbox option. Then you want to click on install now. Okay, now that the setup was successful let's close this as well as the browser window. To open our newly installed Python installation we're going to come to the start menu and then we're going to navigate down to where you see Python. If we expand this folder there's multiple executables present but we're going to use the one that's Python three dot seven. When we click this, this will open up the Python prompt. It's at this point that we can start sending some instructions to the computer. For now we're just going to exit and we'll do that by typing exit with an opening and closing parentheses and that's it. If for some reason you're not able to get Python installed, I've included a troubleshooting guide for you but otherwise you should be running the latest and greatest version of Python.
- Writing source code
- Basic statements and expressions
- Working with numbers and strings
- Writing conditional code
- Increasing your efficiency with functions
- Working with comments
- Making decisions in code
- Troubleshooting errors
- Learning about other languages
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