Introduction


Welcome to my Python Course! 

Python is a general-purpose computer programming language.
This course is suitable for both Python 2 and Python 3.

Video: Interactive Shell Get PDF

Download Python

To run Python code, you will need one of these programs:

For terminal only: Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux/UNIX

pycharm
PyCharm, a popular Python editor

Run Python code

A python program should be save as a file with a .py extension.
Try this code:

print("Hello World!")
print("This is a Python program.")

Expected output:

Hello World!
This is a Python program

If you are using the interpreter use:

python program.py


31 thoughts on “Introduction

  1. Chema - March 3, 2016

    How could I learn python for an special software? in this case Maya from Autodesk

    1. Frank - March 4, 2016

      Start by learning Python on this site, then learn how to use the Maya module.
      Once you know the Python fundamentals (functions, modules, classes, objects etc), its much easier to learn the second.
      There are some Maya related Python video tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXFGeZZbMzQ

  2. Prashant Raina - January 27, 2016

    how to print this stuff “hello world”

    1. Frank - January 28, 2016

      Simply download and install one of the python development environments above or run it online using one of the links.

  3. Sean - September 12, 2015

    Hi, I am completely new to programming and do not know what to download. Which would be the best for me?

    1. Frank - September 12, 2015

      Hi Sean,
      To get started, I recommend using one of the online versions to get the basics. After follow the advice below Yash’s comment

  4. Anozie - August 30, 2015

    pls my question is that, will this tutorial give me all i need to know to be a complete python programmer

    1. Frank - August 30, 2015

      Yes. You’ll be able to create apps, web apps and other types of programs after doing these tutorials.