#100DaysOfCode in Python Transcripts
Chapter: Welcome to the course
Lecture: Julian's setup
0:00 'Kay, guys. This is Julian here, and I just wanted to quickly walk you through my environment for the duration of the course.
0:09 There's actually not much to it, and that's because I'm using Windows, and I really wanted to keep it simple.
0:16 Okay, I wanted to show that you don't need to use anything crazy. Not that there's anything wrong with that,
0:21 but pretty much bare-bones on Windows, you're able to code anything you want and just get into it, okay. So the first thing you're going to need to do
0:31 is go and download Python. And you can do that at Python.org/downloads. Okay. And it will detect you're on Windows if you using Windows,
0:41 and you can download Python 3.6.4, the current latest version, and install it. It's just an Microsoft installer file.
0:50 It will install to a default path. You don't have to change anything. Don't worry about it. Nice and simple.
0:56 And once you're done, you can actually just launch IDLE. Okay, that's I-D-L-E. Right? You type that into your Windows search, and that will
1:06 actually bring it up into the Start menu. Right? Once that's up, you'll see something that looks similar to this, the Python shell,
1:14 which you can just type in Python code. Okay? And you can live code just like that. This is the Python shell.
1:23 Now with IDLE, this Integrated Development Environment, okay, that's what IDLE stands for: Integrated Development and Learning Environment.
1:32 With that, you can actually create a Python file. Okay. This is actually going to be pretty much a plain text file, but when you save it,
1:41 it will automatically save it as a .py file. So your Python file. That's what I like about using IDLE. I never have to worry about accidentally
1:50 using the wrong format. Okay? And other than that, you've seen some of my videos that I run my scripts through the command prompt.
2:00 Okay? There's my path to my environment, to where I'm storing everything for this course, and I will just run the scripts straight from there
2:09 using the Python command. And that is pretty much the bulk of my setup. You won't see anything else. You won't see anything different. That's it, okay?
2:20 So standard command prompt on Windows. I don't even use PowerShell. I've go the Python shell here, and I just save the files
2:29 using the new document section of the Python IDLE. And that's pretty much it. So, I say keep it simple.
2:38 One day I probably will make the move to PyCharm or something, but for now, I'm happy with this.