If you intend to use our Python courses with a code editor like Python's build-in IDLE, Visual Studio, Anaconda, Spyder, or something else, you will need to first install the Python runtime to your local computer. This short article will cover how to do this for Windows - for macOS see this article instead: How to Install Python on Mac
1. Head to the Python website's download page: https://www.python.org/downloads/
2. Download a compatible version. Note that this may vary by course depending on the Python libraries used in the course. We recommend reviewing the course's information to determine the appropriate version.
This section will cover installation as it applies to Windows 10. Your experience may vary with other versions of Windows. Mac installation instructions can be found in the next section.
1. Open the executable (.exe) file downloaded to your computer and follow the on-screen installation prompts. Where relevant, make sure to click on the checkbox to Add Python to PATH.
2. Once the installation finishes, you will get a congratulations message and can close the installation wizard.