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October 4th, 2009, 02:26 AM
I am a fresh ubuntu and python installer. I have scoured google for directions but I can't seem to find out how to run and install python on ubuntu. I downloaded 2.6.3 extracted it and i am stuck. I tried to run the files configure, configure.h, and setup.py applications both in the terminal and as a basic click and run. Im stumped, and I would really like to learn.

October 4th, 2009, 02:30 AM
For Ubuntu 9.04 Python 2.6.2 is installed by default, you can install some other version from the software repositories.

October 4th, 2009, 02:33 AM
Well then my real question is, is there a integrated developing environment like the M$ visual studios?

October 4th, 2009, 02:43 AM
There's lots of them. A lot of people just use a basic text editor and the command line though.

See http://wiki.python.org/moin/IntegratedDevelopmentEnvironments

October 4th, 2009, 02:50 AM
Python's website also includes very nice and informative tutorials.
As for python in case you did not know the python menu item is hidden.

October 4th, 2009, 03:18 AM
If you're new to Python I completely agree with the other posts. A simple text editor or vi (a good skill to pick up if you haven't used it much). However that said you could look into using Eclipse with the Pydev (my favorite) extension or Netbeans.

October 4th, 2009, 05:07 AM
http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/EmacsForDevStudioUsers has some tips for how to configure Emacs for visual studio users. It's still somewhat different of course.

October 4th, 2009, 05:39 AM
Thanks for the help. I am reading and following the python.org tut's. I'm having a geeky blast giving useless variables values... I installed a python IDE called IDLE. Its pretty simple, but at the moment I am sticking with the text editor + terminal combo.