I am a Linux user and Python is installed in all Linux distributions. As I know, it is installed on Mac computers as well. Some of the Windows laptops come with Python installed. First, you have to check if you have Python installed. Open the terminal and run the command
Once Python is started you can type code directly in terminal. That would be just fine for now.
As you can see, Python performs different tasks immediately after they are typed. The code you type in the terminal is not saved anywhere. The terminal is useful for testing purposes.
To write an entire program you have to use an editor. There is an editor that comes with Ubuntu (the Linux distribution I use) which is called
gedit. You can use whatever text editor you want, the result will be the same.
So, open the editor and type the following line of code.
This is how my editor with the code looks like. You have to save it in the desired location and give the file the extension
.py. I saved the file as
hello.py in the
Documents directory on my computer. Now, you can execute the file via terminal.
First, I changed the directory where my file is by running the command
cd Documents. Once the directory is changed you can execute the Python program via terminal by running the command
python hello.py. Below is the result.
This is pretty much it. That’s how you can create a simple Python program.