#100DaysOfCode in Python Transcripts
Chapter: Welcome to the course
Lecture: Julian's setup
0:00 'Kay, guys. This is Julian here,
0:02 and I just wanted to quickly walk you through my environment
0:05 for the duration of the course.
0:08 There's actually not much to it, and that's because
0:10 I'm using Windows, and I really wanted to keep it simple.
0:15 Okay, I wanted to show that you don't need to use
0:17 anything crazy.
0:18 Not that there's anything wrong with that,
0:20 but pretty much bare-bones on Windows, you're able to
0:23 code anything you want and just get into it, okay.
0:28 So the first thing you're going to need to do
0:30 is go and download Python.
0:32 And you can do that at python.org/downloads. Okay.
0:36 And it will detect you're on Windows if you using Windows,
0:40 and you can download Python 3.6.4,
0:43 the current latest version, and install it.
0:46 It's just an Microsoft installer file.
0:49 It will install to a default path.
0:50 You don't have to change anything.
0:52 Don't worry about it.
0:53 Nice and simple.
0:55 And once you're done, you can actually just launch IDLE.
0:59 Okay, that's I-D-L-E. Right?
1:02 You type that into your Windows search, and that will
1:05 actually bring it up into the Start menu. Right?
1:08 Once that's up, you'll see something that
1:10 looks similar to this, the Python shell,
1:13 which you can just type in Python code.
1:17 Okay? And you can live code just like that.
1:20 This is the Python shell.
1:22 Now with IDLE, this Integrated Development Environment,
1:26 okay, that's what IDLE stands for:
1:28 Integrated Development and Learning Environment.
1:31 With that, you can actually create a Python file.
1:34 Okay. This is actually going to be pretty much a
1:38 plain text file, but when you save it,
1:40 it will automatically save it as a .py file.
1:43 So your Python file.
1:45 That's what I like about using IDLE.
1:46 I never have to worry about accidentally
1:49 using the wrong format.
1:51 Okay? And other than that, you've seen some of my videos
1:55 that I run my scripts through the command prompt.
1:59 Okay? There's my path to my environment,
2:01 to where I'm storing everything for this course,
2:04 and I will just run the scripts straight from there
2:08 using the Python command.
2:10 And that is pretty much the bulk of my setup.
2:14 You won't see anything else.
2:16 You won't see anything different.
2:18 That's it, okay?
2:19 So standard command prompt on Windows.
2:21 I don't even use PowerShell.
2:23 I've go the Python shell here, and I just save the files
2:28 using the new document section of the Python IDLE.
2:33 And that's pretty much it.
2:34 So, I say keep it simple.
2:37 One day I probably will make the move to PyCharm
2:40 or something, but for now, I'm happy with this.