Philadelphia Python Workshop 9/Setup/OSX interactive Python
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- Start up a Terminal command prompt. You can find the Terminal application through Spotlight, or navigate to Applications/Utilities/Terminal.
- To start Python, type
at the command prompt and hit enter. You should see something like
Python 2.7.3 (v2.7.3:70274d53c1dd, Apr 9 2012, 20:52:43) [GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5666)] on darwin Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>>The
>>>indicates that you are at a Python prompt.
- Exit the Python prompt by typing
exit()and hitting enter. Now you're back at the OS X command prompt (which looks something like
Practice these steps until you feel comfortable navigating to a command prompt, starting Python, and exiting Python.