Join Joe Marini for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing Python, part of Up and Running with Python.
…Let's begin by making sure that Python…is properly installed and configured on your computer.…Now, the good news is if you're watching this on a Macintosh or…a Linux, then chances are you've already got Python installed on your system.…The Mac ships with Python, as does Ubuntu Linux, so you should be good to go.…But you can make sure that you have the right version by following along with me.…Now, here on my Windows machine, I'm going to type…the Windows key and R to open a command prompt.…So I'm going to type cmd.…And if you're on the Mac, you can start the terminal…program or whatever terminal program you use on Linux to follow along.…
So I'm going to start this up, and I'm going to…type the word python, followed by dash dash version.…And you can see that I'm using Python 2.7.5 on my computer.…Now, if you didn't get a result that…looks like this, Python followed by a version number.…If you got something like python is an…unrecognized command or something like that, then that…means that Python is not configured for your computer and you need to go get it.…
- Installing Python
- Choosing an editor/IDE
- Working with variables and expressions
- Writing loops
- Using the date, time, and datetime classes
- Reading and writing files
- Fetching Internet data
- Parsing and processing HTML
Skill Level Beginner
1. Preparing the Development Environment
2. Python Basics
3. Working with Dates and Times
4. Working with Files
5. Working with Web Data
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