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Environment Setup for Coding in Python

Input and Output in Python

In this lesson, we will understand what coding environment is and how to set up one for Python coding.

Environment Setup for Python Programming

Environment Setup is the process of installation and configuration of software required for coding programs in Python. To start coding in Python we need two things:

  • Text Editor - A text editor is a software used for writing code in Python. Example Windows Notepad, Notepad++, vim for Linux.
  • Python Interpreter - A Python interpreter is a software required to interpret your source code into machine-executable code. You can download python interpreter from the official website.

With the help of the above two software, we can start coding in Python, But to make it simple we will use free software for Python programming. This type of software is known as an IDE (Integrated Development Environment).

Below are the names of free IDE software available on the internet for Python programming. You can download any of the software mentioned below for Python programming.

Throughout the Python Programming Tutorial, we will use Thonny as our Python IDE. This IDE has developed for beginners and is very easy to use compared to other IDEs available on the internet. It is available for Windows, MAC and Linux operating system.

Steps to Install Thonny on Windows