Home > software recommendation > how does python work on ubuntu?

how does python work on ubuntu?

August 16Hits:0
Advertisement

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. I have never coded or know how to. I can only click on an icon and hope it runs.

Now, I want to learn Python. I extracted a Python 3.3.2 xzipped source tarball to a file I made in Home/Programs and now have Home/Programs/Python-3.3.2.

However, I can't find any icon to start this program. Do I have to use a Terminal?

Is it possible to install a icon or what must I type in the Terminal.

Answers

To install python3

Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:

sudo apt-get install python3

(You must enter your user's password. The terminal won't show anything new while you type, but that's normal.)



Now to start using Python3 run:

python3

Python is an interpreter, meaning that you start it and then it waits for commands to be executed:

$ python3
>>> print('Hello World!')
Hello World!

If you want a fancier interpreter install IPython3:

sudo apt-get install ipython3

I think a launcher icon is installed for IPython3.

Read An Informal Introduction to Python for some basic stuff you can do in the interpreter.

Remark. As you can see there's no need to go to the Python website to download it, (almost) everything is in the repositories for Ubuntu. You just need to open the Software Center or learn some basic apt-get and apt-cache usage. My recommendation is you first familiarize with Ubuntu as a casual user (or power user), learn more about the terminal (and bash), learn more about APT, learn more about Unix/Linux tools; then read the Python tutorials/books. This way you'll learn about different ways to do things the Linux way (and why Python is awesome :P).

Since you're a novice at Python, install IDLE3 from the Ubuntu Software Center. If you install IDLE3 it will also install the python3 package if necessary as a dependency. IDLE3 is an Integrated Development Environment for Python (using Python 3.x). IDLE3 is easier to use as a Python IDE than the terminal, easy to learn and will help you get your feet on the ground with Python. If you type idle in the Dash you will see the icon for IDLE3.

Related Articles

  • Install python-psycopg on Ubuntu 9.10June 5

    How can I install python-psycopg (not python-psycopg2) on Ubuntu 9.10 "apt-get install python-psycopg" returns "Package python-psycopg has no installation candidate" I also downloaded source code at psycopg-1.1.21.tar.gz but "make

  • Unable to install python module in ubuntu

    Unable to install python module in ubuntu December 31

    Recently I have installed an older version of Ubuntu on my old machine. When ever I am trying to install any software it is giving error sudo -i apt-get install vlc The error being flagged is under below. Reading package lists... Done Building depend

  • How can I add a Python script at Ubuntu 11.10 startup?April 1

    What's the standard way of adding a python script to Ubuntu startup? --------------Solutions------------- The absolute easiest way is to add an @reboot entry to your crontab with crontab -e: # m h dom mon dow command @reboot /path/to/some/script.py S

  • A great Python IDE for Ubuntu October 22

    Possible Duplicate: What IDEs are available for Ubuntu? What are some of the best Python IDEs for Ubuntu 12.04? Would you benefit from me learning Python? --------------Solutions------------- If you want a professional IDE but not free, then you can

  • can I run a python script in ubuntu 12.04's from the graphical interfaceApril 13

    I'm trying to figure out how to select and run a python file through the ubuntu windows system. I've never run scripts in my life and I'm very new to this.. So I went to youtube cause I felt like this shouldn't have been hard but... Using the script

  • How do I install the latest Python version in Ubuntu?June 20

    How to update to the latest Python version in Ubuntu? I tried sudo apt-get install python3 but it says that the current (3.3.1) is already the latest. --------------Solutions------------- Try adding this PPA (notice, I haven't tested it, but it looks

  • Is it possible to use Python with the Ubuntu SDK?June 29

    David Planella wrote in his answer to a question I posted that: ...the recommended way to develop apps for Ubuntu is the Ubuntu SDK. So I installed it, but looks like the supported programming language is C++. Does it mean I will need to know C++ to

  • How to set the correct python path on Ubuntu April 29

    I'm trying to run a simple python program on ubuntu server 12.04. However I get an import error for a module I've written. The module folder has an init.py folder in however python does not seem to find it giving the following error [email protected]:~/git/p1

  • How to install requests module for Python 3.1 ubuntu server 10.04?May 10

    I have a ubuntu server.(10.04) I don't install requests module. I try pip and other methods. Usually ; $ sudo pip install requests Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/local/lib/python3.1/dist-packages/pip-1.5.5-py3.1.egg/pip/_vendor/request

  • python-nltk on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: nltk.download('brown') results in HTML error 401September 23

    I have installed python-nltk on Ubuntu Server 12.04 using apt-get. But when I try to download a corpus, I get the following error: $ python Python 2.7.3 (default, Feb 27 2014, 19:58:35) [GCC 4.6.3] on linux2 Type "help", "copyright", &

  • where to run python programs in ubuntu

    where to run python programs in ubuntu November 17

    This question already has an answer here: A great Python IDE for Ubuntu [duplicate] What are the best Python IDEs? [duplicate] 5 answers I am completely new to python and ubuntu. I am reading a book that has an example to run on python. in windows i

  • Does Spyder work with Python GTK in Ubuntu?March 16

    Does Spyder work with Python GTK in Ubuntu? Or is Spyder Qt only? --------------Solutions------------- According to its project page, PyQt is a hard requirement of Spyder, while GTK doesn't show up. That sounds very much like it's Qt (and terminal) o

  • Preferred way to install multiple python versions on Ubuntu JauntyAugust 24

    Situation: Jaunty ships with 2.6, which does not fit my needs because many libraries are still failing. I want to have a system default 2.5. Also, for testing purposes, I need 2.6, 2.5 and 2.4 installed. Current solution: I compiled 2.5 and 2.4 from

  • "No commands supplied" error when executing a Python script on UbuntuDecember 17

    I checked out a SVN repository, and tried to python setup.py on my Ubuntu 10.04 terminal, which is a Python script, but I get the following error: [email protected]:~/Downloads/a-read-only$ python setup.py usage: setup.py [global_opts] cmd1 [cmd1_opts] [cmd2 [

  • Why can't I install python-qgis on Ubuntu 12?September 12

    I am with ubuntu 12 and Qgis 1.8. I have installed QGIS and grass plugin but I can't install python plugin. How to install python plugin with dependeny in Ubuntu? ~$ sudo apt-get install python-qgis [sudo] password for sugandha: Reading package lists

  • What to use for a working area when learning python and Linux/Ubuntu?November 19

    I am learning python from learnpythonthehardway. In Windows I had no issues with going through a lot of the exercises because the setup was easier, but I want to learn Linux as well and Ubuntu seemed to me the nicest choice. Now I am having trouble w

  • 'unmet dependencies' while trying to install python-scipy on Ubuntu 12.10November 29

    when doing sudo apt-get install python-scipy on an Ubuntu 12.10 machine, I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested

  • How do I package a Python script for Ubuntu? December 28

    This question already has an answer here: How do I create a deb package for a single python script? 5 answers I have a Python 3.2 script that I'd like to package for Ubuntu and Debian. I've certainly looked for documentation but I wasn't sure that I

  • How to set up and use a virtual python environment in Ubuntu?

    How to set up and use a virtual python environment in Ubuntu?January 18

    Python virtual environments are used to create isolated python environments to avoid dependency and version conflicts, and also indirectly takes care of permission issues. But what is the easiest way to set it up, and use it, in Ubuntu? -------------

  • setting default python version in ubuntuJune 17

    Platform: Ubuntu 12.10 Python version installed: 2.7.3 (with ubuntu installation) output of command (which python): usr/bin/python recently i installed python2.6.6 (as some applications don't work on 2.7.3 version) output of command (which python2.6)

Copyright (C) 2017 ceus-now.com, All Rights Reserved. webmaster#ceus-now.com 14 q. 3.812 s.