In this tutorial I’ll show how to install IDLE for Python 2.6 on Ubuntu 9.10
This tutorial couldn’t be much easier, as a matter of fact you should be ashamed of yourself for even reading this! I’m just kidding, follow the next couple of steps and you’ll be wrestling the mighty python in a matter of minutes.
In the top toolbar go to ‘Applications > Ubuntu Software Center’
Search for IDLE in the Ubuntu Software Center
Select the package ‘IDLE (using Python-2.6)’, hit the arrow and select ‘Install’ on the next page
After a few seconds, depending on your internet connection and processing power, the installation of IDLE is completed.
To start IDLE go to ‘ Applications > Programming > IDLE (using Python-2.6)’
Now you’re setup and ready to write your first function…
If you’re new to Python and have little to no programming experience I recommend starting from one of two (or both) places.
Dive into Python and Think Python : How to Think Like a Computer Scientist provide excellent sources for unleashing your inner codeninja. ( Oh and the books are available for free in HTML, PDF and a bunch of other formats).
Go and discover your skills grashopper!
I’ll soon post a guide on setting up Eclipse on Ubuntu 9.10 and configuring the PyDev plugin to use Eclipse as your Python IDE.