Installing Python and IDLE

Python and IDLE come packaged together so you will only need to install one piece of software.

We will be using Python 3 this semester. Macs come with python pre-installed. Unfortunately, it is the wrong version of Python. Therefore, if you have a mac, you will still need to install. This is also true of some versions of Linux.

If you encounter problems trying to set up Python, contact Allison for help and suggestions.

  1. Go to the Python download page
  2. Click the yellow "Download Python" link. A file will start to download.
  3. Once the file is finished downloading, run the program to install Python.