Execute Python scripts
Type the text below into a text editor and save as hello.py. Python files usually have the .py extension.
#!/usr/bin/env python3 print('hello world')
If you are using Windows and Notepad++ it may look something like this:
You can use any text editor to create a Python program. I recommend using a text editor that supports syntax highlighting (text colouring) and line numbers.
To start the program, we have to open the command line and type:
What you see if successful
You should see a line of text showing “hello world”.
Try the exercises below:
1. Make a Python program that prints your name. 2. Make a program that displays the lyrics of a song.
After completing these continue with the next exercise.