[Tutor] help

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Mon Jan 12 00:14:13 CET 2009

"rev pacce" <julianpaceqb at yahoo.com> wrote 

> I have no expierence using python. 
> I was following a tutorial and i kept getting a syntax error. 
> it was >>> print "hello world!" hello world was not coming up 

OK, I guess that you tried typing the >>> howerver that bit 
should be produced by the Python interpreter. You need to 
have an interpreter running before you start typing for most 
tutorials. You can get an interpreter from your command 
window or console or by using one of the GUI Python tools 
such as IDLE or Pythonwin.

Can you tell us how you are starting python? Are you 
getting a >>> prompt anywhere?

If you are using IDLE a good place to start is here:


Alan Gauld
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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