Chapter 3. Install Python

Go to Python's web site and download version 2.4.1.. During the installation, just take all the defaults.

Test the Python installation by performing the following steps:

  1. Start a Python window by Start > Programs > Python 2.4 > "Python (command line)"

  2. >>> the_world_is_flat = 1

  3. ... if the_world_is_flat:

  4. ... (tab) print "Becareful not to fall off!"

    The entering of the tab key is mandatory. Python requires this.

  5. ... (Enter carriage return twice)

  6. Should print out "Be careful not to fall off!"