syntax error in first-time user script

Deborah Swanson python at
Sat Mar 25 21:38:37 EDT 2017

john polo wrote, on March 25, 2017 2:45 PM
> I had a misconception of how the Python interpreter works. If 
> I have a 
> script, call it, in order to run it, I shouldn't be in the 
> interpreter? In other words, I should be at the Windows 
> command prompt, 
> for example
> C:/test> python
> and not
>  >>> python
> ?
> So, if I am already on >>> and have a problem with a script 
> and need to 
> edit it and want to run the script again, how do I do that? Do I exit 
> the interpreter and start it again? Or is there a different 
> way to run 
> the script once the interpreter is active and I am at >>> ?
> Cheers,
> John

In IDLE, to run a script, open the .py file from the file menu and click
Run Module from the Run menu. You can easily edit the .py file while
it's open in the editor

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