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Starting Out

A word of warning: if you require fancy graphically oriented development environments, you will be sorely disappointed in the Python Programming Language. Python is programming at its simplest: a prompt at which you type in expressions which the Python interpreter evaluates. Of course, you can create Python programs using your favorite text editor (mine is vim). Python can be used as a scripting language, as well.

Running Python

In a terminal window, simply type the command:

    python3

and press the <Enter> key. You should be rewarded with the Python prompt.

    >>>

At this point, you are ready to proceed to next chapter.

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