PyCon intro tutorial prep

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This page contains setup instructions for A hands-on introduction to Python for beginning programmers.

Goal #1: set up Python

(Estimated completion time: 2 - 10 minutes)

First things first: we need to install Python! Please complete the instructions below for your operating system.

Goal #2: install a text editor

(Estimated completion time: 2 - 10 minutes)

In addition to being able to run Python, we are going to install a good text editor for writing Python code.

If you already have a preferred text editor, you can use it instead, but note that word processors like Microsoft Word and Wordpad will not work.

Goal #3: practice terminal navigation

(Estimated completion time: 10 - 15 minutes)

Throughout this class, we'll be running Python programs from the terminal, which means we'll want to be comfortable with navigating to those programs from the terminal prompt. In this section, we'll practice using these navigation commands.


You've set up your programming environment, gotten comfortable with Python, and are a terminal pro. You are ready for the tutorial.

The tutorial is on Wednesday, April 8th from 9am - 12:20pm in Room 513 A.