Getting Started with Python Programming for Windows Users

Installation of Python

Setting up the Environment

Writing Your First Python Program

# File: Hello.py

print "Hello World!"

Running Your First Program

Getting Started with Python Programming for Mac Users

Python comes bundled with Mac OS X. But the version that you have is quite likely an older version. Download the latest binary version of Python that runs on both Power PC and Intel systems and install it on your system.

Writing Your First Python Program

# File: Hello.py

print "Hello World!"

Running Your First Program

Starting IDLE on Mac

Using IDLE on either Windows or Mac