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S Python spython01 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 18:06:43 CEST 2008

Hi Morgan,

Have you installed Python on your computer?  If you are using Microsoft
Windows, you can download and install Python from here:
and select "python-2.5.2.msi".

Once it's installed, you should have a directory on your machine called
"C:\python25".  If you save your program with a .py extension in that folder
(for example, call it morgan.py), then all you have to do is open a command
window (Start > Run and enter "cmd"), go to the C:\python25 directory, and
python morgan.py

Personally, if you are just staring out to program, I would recommend using
the Python shell that comes with the package I referred to.  Alan's
tutorial, found here:

is very helpful, as is this site, which is what I used to start learning

Hope that helps.  Good luck!


On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 7:27 AM, Morgan Thorpe <thorpmj07 at cvxmck.edu.au>wrote:

>  Hello.
> I'm am very new to the whole programming sence.
> I am trying to catch on but as soon as i want to write a program i've been
> told to use like 'notepad' in windows XP and save it as a .py file
> i have gotten this far. Am i wrong so far?
> If i am right why is it that i can't run it in anyway besides it opening in
> 'notepad' i've tried opening with Python but it doesn't work.
> Thanks,
>    Morgan
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