Python on Windows
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- Go to http://python.org/download/ and download the latest version of Python 2.7 (2.7.1 at the time of writing). Unless you know otherwise, get the "Windows Installer" version, and not the "Windows X86-64 Installer" version.
- Start up a command prompt by clicking on the Start menu, clicking the "Run..." option, typing "cmd", and hitting enter.
- Test your Python install at the command prompt using the "-V" version flag:
You should see something like
Python 2.7.1 (r271:86832, ...) on win32 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>>
- To exit the Python prompt, type exit() and press Enter. This will take you back to the Windows command prompt.