[Idle-dev] How to run selected statements in IDLE (Windows XP)?

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Tue May 12 11:46:30 CEST 2009

Hello Wei Su,

I don't think IDLE has a concept of 'executing selected statements'. You 
have two main windows with IDLE - one for writing whole programs, which 
you can then run by pressing F5, and an interactive environment which 
behaves like the normal Python interactive interpreter (executing 
individual statements or blocks like function and class definitions etc).

All the best,

Michael Foord

Wei Su wrote:
> Hi, All:
> I am a really green user of Python. And I am now using IDLE. The most 
> significant inconvenience so far is that I still cannot figure out how 
> to run selected statements in the interactive mode. In SAS, I can do 
> F3, in R, F5 and in Matlab F9. But I tried all these keys and still 
> cannot figure out how to run selected statements/commands. I am using 
> Windows XP.
> Any help will be really great!
> Wei Su
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