Hello there pythonistas. A lot of the new python programmers don’t know the way to accurately set up python on home windows. Right now I’m going to share clear and clear directions on the way to set up python on a Home windows 7 machine. There are solely 4 steps concerned so with out losing a minute lets get began.

  1. Go to the official Python obtain web page and seize the Home windows installer. Select the 32-bit model. (A 64-bit model is accessible, however there are compatibility points with some modules chances are you’ll need to set up later.)
    Be aware: Python at present exists in two variations. One is 2.xx model and the opposite is 3.xx model. On this publish i’m going to focus solely on 2.xx model as it’s extra broadly used proper now and a few modules don’t assist 3.xx model as but.
  2. Run the installer and settle for all of the default settings. Don’t change the default listing it creates.
  3. Now comes the trickiest half. We have now so as to add python to the environment variable. You should not have to grasp what setting variable is. Simply observe together with me. We set the system’s PATH variable to incorporate directories that embrace Python elements and packages in order that they’re accessible within the command immediate. With out doing this we gained’t be capable to use python from command line. To do that:
  • Proper-click Laptop and choose Properties.
  • Within the dialog field, choose Superior System Settings.
  • Within the subsequent dialog, choose Surroundings Variables.
  • Within the Consumer Variables part, edit the PATH assertion to incorporate this:
  1. Now, you may open a command immediate (Begin Menu|Equipment or Begin Menu|Run|cmd) and kind:

That can load the Python interpreter:

Python 2.7.3  (default, Apr 10 2012, 14:24) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
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Simply due to the adjustments that you simply did to the trail variable you are actually in a position to make use of python from command immediate. Now press Management-Z to exit the interpreter and get again to a C: immediate.

Until now the the set up of python is full however chances are you’ll need to set up setuptools which affords the useful easy_install utility for putting in Python packages. Seize the suitable model on your system and set up and that’s it for now. Keep tuned for the subsequent publish.