[Tutor] I cannot "run" any Python programs

Joel Goldstick joel.goldstick at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 23:33:22 CET 2012

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 5:23 PM, Tamar Osher <emeraldoffice at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi.  I need help.
> I have installed Python 3.2.2 and have been using IDLE (the "Python shell")
> to type and save a Python program, such as 'Hello World'.
> However, the command prompt (the black box) will not allow me to type a
> Python program or to "run" a Python program.  So I tried to run a Python
> program using Notepad++, and while I am able to type it, I am not able to
> save it.
> I am not able to "run" any Python programs.  I have read so much about
> Python, and have researched the situation in detail, and have experimented
> with various "environmental variables" and user/system paths.  I need help
> to correct the situation..
> Can someone please help me?  Thanks for helping.  I look forward to hearing
> from you.
> From Your Friend: Tamar Osher
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run cmd to get to the shell.
in the shell, navigate to the directory where you have saved your file.


python myprogram.py

Tell us what happens.

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