Appendix A. Python Setup for Windows, Mac, and Linux

This appendix will walk you through each step of installing Python on Windows, Mac, or Linux. Depending on your operating system version, what you see here might be slightly different from what’s on your screen, but these steps should get you up and running.

If you’re installing Python on a computer at school or work, you may need help or permission from the IT department to perform the installation. If you run into issues installing Python at school, ask for IT help and let them know you’re studying programming.

Python for Windows

For Windows, we’ll use Python version 3.2.5 so that our Pygame installation (in Appendix B) for the programs in Chapter 8 to Chapter 10 will be easier.

Download the Installer ...

Get Teach Your Kids to Code now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.