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

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:


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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  • Daniel Thompson sa:

    Mac OS 10.9.1

    Python 2.7.6

    I know some C/C++ - but it's time to learn some Python!

    i 25 februari 2014 03:55
  • BenFoo sa:

    Linux Mint 16

    Python 2.7.5+

    get back to fundamentals, let's get started !

    i 13 januari 2014 03:29
  • Navaid Zafar Ansari sa:

    Window 8 

    Python Version: Python 2.7.5+

    it sound good ready to learn

    i 4 januari 2014 13:52
  • digitalshankar sa:

    Operating System: Ubuntu Linux 13.10

    Python Version: Python 2.7.5+

    I want to code my ideas in Python!

    i 19 november 2013 04:18
  • Troy sa:

    Installed IDLE 2.7 and 3.2. Python comes preinstalled on most Linux Distros. I am using Linux Zorin. I am excited about Python all together!

    i 15 november 2013 08:37
  • Abdul sa:

    Hi everybody,

    installed python on 

    Windows Vista

    Python version 3.3.2

    i 13 november 2013 17:05
  • minuteman sa:

    Hello everybody!

    I'm using:

    • Fedora 19
    • Python 2.7.5

    And I'm very excited to start learning to program, because I think that it is just as necessary as speaking a foreign language.

    i 2 november 2013 11:37
  • Aluysio Gothardo sa:

    • Windows 7
    • Python 3.3.0
    • To get more knowledge about this powerfull language
    i 31 oktober 2013 15:28
  • Hillbillythekid sa:

    Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit),

    Installed Python 3.3.2.amd64.msi,

    I am excited to be awake and aware. This University is a powerful tool and I am grateful. Knowledge is the key to making it in this life, it is what makes the struggle not so relentless.

    i 26 oktober 2013 07:06

    cstsupport sa:

    Greetings from Ireland. Thank you for contacting me. Our offices are closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday, the 28th of October 2013. I will have limited access to my email but will endeavour to address any issues during the holiday. Warm Regards, Rosetta Talley
    i 26 oktober 2013 07:08 som svar på Hillbillythekid
  • Fer sa:

    Debian KDE / Windows 7 /Fedora 19

    Python 2.7.3

    Robotics programming

    i 22 oktober 2013 13:37
  • Chris Dillon sa:

    OS: Windows 7, 32 bit.

    Installed both Python 2.7 & 3.3, by installing 3.3 first and then 2.7 (to allow for some older tutorials  / libraries.

    Looking forward to proramming my hexpod robot in Python.

    i 7 oktober 2013 06:17
  • Ty sa:

    • Windows 7 64 bit
    • ActivePython 7.5
    • Mathematical Programming with Python
    i 5 oktober 2013 07:47
  • Hugo Machado sa:


    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."

    i 29 september 2013 18:27

    cstsupport sa:

    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
    i 29 september 2013 18:30 som svar på Hugo Machado
  • Imaginer989 sa:

    Windows 7 64 bit

    Python 2.7

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

    i 23 september 2013 19:42
  • Decoy sa:

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

    i 18 september 2013 07:29
  • Israel sa:

    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

    i 12 augusti 2013 09:54
  • v4lent1na sa:

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

    i 9 augusti 2013 06:21

    abhijit sa:

    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.

    i 9 augusti 2013 06:38 som svar på v4lent1na

    v4lent1na sa:

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

    i 11 augusti 2013 05:15 som svar på abhijit
  • root20 sa:

    Win 7 64bit

    Python 3.3

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

    i 8 augusti 2013 11:14
  • v4lent1na sa:

    OS: Mac Os X Lion

    Python version 2.7.2 (default on this OS)

    I wish to better my understanding of Python 

    i 7 augusti 2013 15:16
  • Andjety sa:

    Fedora 19.

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


    I'm curious and trying!

    i 31 juli 2013 06:34