Python on Windows

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  1. Go to 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.
  2. Start up a command prompt by clicking on the Start menu, clicking the "Run..." option, typing "cmd", and hitting enter.
  3. Test your Python install by typing

    and hitting enter. You should see something like

    Python 2.7.1 (r271:86832, ...) on win32
    Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
  4. To exit the Python prompt, type exit() and press Enter. This will take you back to the Windows command prompt.