[Tutor] Writing Scripts.
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Wed Oct 20 18:56:38 CEST 2010
"Autumn Cutter" <autumnc90 at gmail.com> wrote
>I just started learning Python last night and I'm a little stuck on
>how to write a Python script.
> I'm using Python 2.5.0 on a Mac OS X 10.6.4.
To create the program you use any standard text editor - although one
programming will be better. So you can use any of the programs you
All you need to do is create a new file containg your python code and
it with a sensible name and end it in .py
So you could create a file called hello.py which contains the single
After you save it open the Terminal application and navigate to the
where you saved the file. ( ISTR that you can do that by dragging a
from Finder onto the Terminal... if I'm dreaming use the cd
at the Unix prompt to get the code to run. You should see hello
printed on screen.
Try that and if it doesn't work tell us what happened, including the
exact text of
any error messages you see.
There are better ways to run the programs once you get itall set up
but for now we will be best to stick to basics!
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