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MIT 6.00 Intro Computer Science (OCW)
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I have a complete beginner question. Sorry. How do I launch Idle?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Idle is the one present in labs at MIT ....for doing python programming..you have to install python..and the instructions were given at the MIT website if i am correct

OpenStudy (anonymous):

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-00-introduction-to-computer-science-and-programming-fall-2008/assignments/getting_started.pdf Yes you are absolutely right. However in this document if I did not misread it, It says that all i have to do to run IDLE is type in idle in the command prompt line and it would run. However it gives me an error everytime I try

OpenStudy (anonymous):

yeah...Is yours a linux machine??

OpenStudy (anonymous):

No but It does not offer any directions for launching IDLe on a non linux machine

OpenStudy (anonymous):

If your machine is not linux then you cant run python by typing "idle" in the command bar....for the other machines the instrucions are given for the setups

OpenStudy (anonymous):

I'm sorry but I don't see where the instructions for launching idle on windows are on that handout.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

instructions were not given for windows but there was a link given highlighted and underlined("windows Installer") if u click that u will get setup file

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Oh I have python already installed. I am just having trouble launching IDLE

OpenStudy (anonymous):

i think this link may solve your question... http://docs.python.org/faq/windows.html#how-do-i-run-a-python-program-under-windows ...

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Thank you =]

OpenStudy (anonymous):

I had the exact same problem. I was looking for idle in the python folder (and tried from the command prompt). My friend showed me how I had to access it through the file path in windows. silly computers.

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