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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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Task Discussion


  • Hugo Machado said:

    ArchBang

    Python 2.7 & Python 3.3

    I've become a fan of python during the last year.

    Past readings and courses: "A Byte of Python", "A Dive into Python" and "Learn Python the Hard Way."

    on Sept. 29, 2013, 6:27 p.m.

    cstsupport said:

    Greetings from Ireland. Thank you for contacting me. I am currently in and out of the office. I will checking my emails intermittently and will endeavour to respond to any queries. Best Regards, Rosetta Talley
    on Sept. 29, 2013, 6:30 p.m. in reply to Hugo Machado
  • Imaginer989 said:

    Windows 7 64 bit

    Python 2.7

    I'd like to learn how to design a webpage.

    on Sept. 23, 2013, 7:42 p.m.
  • Decoy said:

    my OS is Windows 7, im using python version 2cheeky

    on Sept. 18, 2013, 7:29 a.m.
  • Israel said:

    Fedora 19 (GNU/Linux)

    Python 2.7.5

    I have little knowledge of Python, so I'd like to practice more and find awesome examples and exercises cool

    on Aug. 12, 2013, 9:54 a.m.
  • v4lent1na said:

    Uhm should I install an up-to-date version of Python?

    on Aug. 9, 2013, 6:21 a.m.

    abhijit said:

    Assuming you are currently using Python2.x, this totally depends on what kind of work you are going to do with python in the near future. 

    Although Python3 is the future of python, not every python library has been ported to it, yet. So, if you can do what you want to do with Python3, go ahead and upgrade, otherwise stick to Python2.x for a while :)

    You can always make the switch, after getting good at it.

    on Aug. 9, 2013, 6:38 a.m. in reply to v4lent1na

    v4lent1na said:

    All right, thank you. I'll stick with 2x for a while. I'm just getting started.

    on Aug. 11, 2013, 5:15 a.m. in reply to abhijit
  • root20 said:

    Win 7 64bit

    Python 3.3

    Im here to learn how to make my life simple using Python

    on Aug. 8, 2013, 11:14 a.m.
  • v4lent1na said:

    OS: Mac Os X Lion

    Python version 2.7.2 (default on this OS)

    I wish to better my understanding of Python 

    on Aug. 7, 2013, 3:16 p.m.
  • Andjety said:

    Fedora 19.

    python3-3.3.2-3. and python-2.7.5-3

    Hello.

    I'm curious and trying!

    on July 31, 2013, 6:34 a.m.
  • 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