Installing Python


installed python 3.4 on xpsp3

We first need to make sure that Python is installed on your Operating System of choice.

Follow the Instructions at http://pytuts.blogspot.com/2011/06/installing-python.html

You can either Install Python 2.x or Python 3.x

  • Python 2.x is widely used and supports many frameworks and packages.
  • Python 3.x is the future and will soon replace 2.x.
  • For more information on whether to choose Python2.x or Python 3.x, visit: http://wiki.python.org/moin/Python2orPython3

 

Reply to this task with the following information:

  • Your Operating System
  • The version of Python that you have installed (2.x or 3.x)
  • Something you are excited to learn about in this class.

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  • thebeezzknees said:

    My OS: Windows 7 64 bit

    Python 2.7.2

    I'm excited to learn how to programme using python to prepare me for harder and better languages.

    on July 6, 2013, 4:26 a.m.
  • hijas said:

    mac os x Lion

    python 2.7.2

    excited on learning to program for fun

    on July 4, 2013, 1:10 p.m.
  • kwc11 said:

    OS: Fedora 18

    Python: 2.7.3

    I have been learning python through another course and thought this would also be good practice.

    on June 17, 2013, 2:09 p.m.
  • NerdRage said:

    Your Operating System: Win7 Ultimate 64
    The version of Python that you have installed (2.x or 3.x) : 2.7.5
    Something you are excited to learn about in this class: How to deftly make a program.

    on June 7, 2013, 5:35 a.m.
  • Vandenbel said:

    OSX 10.7

    Python 3

    Hello, this is Ray from The Netherlands. I believe I should learn how to code if I want to make a next step as an internet strategist and consultant. Theory alone isn't enough, I want to experience what it means to create and code and starting with Python seems a good way to start. 

    on May 30, 2013, 9:59 a.m.
  • Keynuff said:

    Windows 7 64bit

    Python 3.3

    I want to learn Python by the end of this Summer so I can get down to some real coding.

    on May 28, 2013, 1:12 a.m.
  • algotruneman said:

    Kubuntu 13.04

    Python 2.7.4

    Part way through Mechanical MOOC "Gentle Introduction to Python"

    Think Python by Allen B. Downey - Online and open licensed (GPL)

    Rapid GUI Programming with Python and Qt by Mark Summerfield - textbook

    Was fluent in BASIC back in the days of TRS-80 and Apple II. Hope to get that level back in Python.

    on May 20, 2013, 9:59 a.m.
  • Anna Sakoyan said:

    1. Windows 7

    2. I installed Python 3.3.0

    UPD: I deinstalled 3.3.0 and replaced it with Python 2.6.6, following the recommendations in the Mechanical MOOC.

    3. I'm doing a Codecademy Python course, but in my experience, online learning is always more efficient when different approaches are combined. So in this course, I'm looking forward to brushing up what I've already learnt and hopefully learn something new. My most immediate target is to learn programming basics in order to apply my skills to working with data.

    UPD: And well, now I'm also participating in a Mech MOOC A Gentle Introduction to Python.

    on May 15, 2013, 6:03 p.m.
  • Iftekhar Mohammad said:

    Ubuntu 12.10

    Python 2.7.3

    I've played around with Python before but have never put much serious focus on it. I look forward to learning more and improving my Python skills.

    on May 8, 2013, 8:36 a.m.
  • Adam said:

    OS X 10.8.2

    Python 2.7.2

    I've played around with Python before but have never put much serious focus on it. I look forward to learning more and improving my Python skills.

    on April 30, 2013, 10:34 p.m.

    cstsupport said:

    Greetings from Ireland. Thank you for contacting me. I am currently out of the country with very limited access to my emails. I shall return to the office on Tuesday May 7th 2013. Please be aware that Monday May 6th is a bank holiday in Ireland. During my absence Ms. Aoife Hayes will be delighted to answer your queries. You may reach her at aoife.hayes@cst-international.com Warmest Regards, Rosetta Talley
    on April 30, 2013, 10:36 p.m. in reply to Adam
  • Adam said:

    OS X 10.8.2

    Python 2.7.2

    I've played around with Python before but have never put much serious focus on it. I look forward to learning more and improving my Python skills.

    on April 30, 2013, 10:33 p.m.

    cstsupport said:

    Greetings from Ireland. Thank you for contacting me. I am currently out of the country with very limited access to my emails. I shall return to the office on Tuesday May 7th 2013. Please be aware that Monday May 6th is a bank holiday in Ireland. During my absence Ms. Aoife Hayes will be delighted to answer your queries. You may reach her at aoife.hayes@cst-international.com Warmest Regards, Rosetta Talley
    on April 30, 2013, 10:35 p.m. in reply to Adam
  • fer86bd said:

    OS: W7 64bits

    Python version: 2.7

    Exited by: Im looking foward to return to programing since I stop programing a long time ago. Also because i'm very interest in virtual education.

    on April 30, 2013, 2:27 p.m.

    cstsupport said:

    Greetings from Ireland. Thank you for contacting me. I am currently out of the country with very limited access to my emails. I shall return to the office on Tuesday May 7th 2013. Please be aware that Monday May 6th is a bank holiday in Ireland. During my absence Ms. Aoife Hayes will be delighted to answer your queries. You may reach her at aoife.hayes@cst-international.com Warmest Regards, Rosetta Talley
    on April 30, 2013, 2:30 p.m. in reply to fer86bd
  • e.mccormick said:

    OS: XP, 7, Server 2008, Debian, CentOS....  whatever is needed to get the job done.

    Python version: I have 2.7 and 3.2 on this machine.  Had them for some time.

    Goal: Finally get around to learning Python and to try some projects with it.

    on April 21, 2013, 5:05 a.m.

    cstsupport said:

    Greetings from Ireland. Thank you for contacting me. I am currently out of the country with very limited access to my emails. I shall return to the office on Tuesday May 7th 2013. Please be aware that Monday May 6th is a bank holiday in Ireland. During my absence Ms. Aoife Hayes will be delighted to answer your queries. You may reach her at aoife.hayes@cst-international.com Warmest Regards, Rosetta Talley
    on April 21, 2013, 5:07 a.m. in reply to e.mccormick
  • eZShapeShifteR said:

    I'm running Mac OSX 10.6

    I chose 3.3.1

    I'm looking forward to learning how to program.

    on April 16, 2013, 12:09 a.m.
  • Jeromy said:

    Hi All,

    I am running Windows 7.

    Went with 3.3.1

    I am looking forward to learning all about programming, starting with Python. 

    on April 11, 2013, 12:21 a.m.
  • Florentino said:

    Hi everyone

    • My OS is Windows 7
    • I' m using python 3.3.0
    • I hope to learn everything about python and oop.
    on April 8, 2013, 1:06 p.m.
  • bruce said:

    my operating system is windows home premium

    im using python 3.1

    i am exited to start learning a programming language

    on April 7, 2013, 1:53 a.m.
  • Connie Leung said:

    I am using ubuntu 12.0.4

    Python version is 2.7.3

    I am taking this course because I want to get a taste of web development in python. But first, I have to learn the programming language.

    on April 7, 2013, 12:46 a.m.
  • Anonym said:

    Hi all!!

    - My Operating System is Arch Linux
    - I have installed Python 3.3
    - I used to program with python many years ago and I want to refresh and update my knowledge.
    on April 5, 2013, 4:43 a.m.