[Baypiggies] Getting Started with Python 2.6.2 on Mac

arthamax at sbcglobal.net arthamax at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jun 27 02:23:39 CEST 2009

I am using a Mac PPC with Tiger 10.4.11 and I just downloaded and  
installed Python 2.6.2. and I am having difficulties getting started.  
I spent a couple of hours trying to find help when I came upon this  
website and decided to give it a shot.

When I open Python Launcher a Preferences window opens with no  
instructions on what to do next. In the Preferences window:

"Settings for file type:" "Python Script" is selected
"Interpreter:" "/usr/local/bin/pythonw" is selected
"Run in a Terminal window" is checked

I have the book "Python Programming, 2nd Ed. for the absolute  
beginner" but it says nothing about this preferences window. Is there  
some prerequisite that an "absolute beginner" needs to know about  
(Mac) computers before I can use Python? What am I missing?

Any assistance on getting started with Python would be very much  

Thank you.
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