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Chapter: System setup and installing Cookiecutter
Lecture: Windows setup

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0:01 Hello my Windows friends, let's get you all set up and ready
0:04 to work on this class, and I have good news for you-
0:06 until very recently, using Python on Windows has been
0:09 actually fairly painful to get it set up and everything configured right,
0:12 but with Python 3.5 the installer and the set up process
0:16 is way better, so let's get to it.
0:18 To get started, you're going to need two resources on Windows,
0:21 you're going to need to install Python 3 which you can get at,
0:25 and you're going to need to install PyCharm at
0:29 Let's go over to Windows 10, here is a brand new,
0:33 completely fresh install of Windows 10 I just got from Microsoft,
0:37 and I've open up the various web pages we're going to be working with;
0:40 first thing we have to do is install Python and as I told you,
0:43 there is no Python on Windows, if I open this up
0:46 and I type python there is no Python.
0:49 So we have to download Python, and we want 3.5.1
0:52 or whatever the latest version of 3 is and I've already actually downloaded it,
0:56 so I won't click here, but you just click that, that's super easy,
0:59 the other thing we need to download is PyCharm, so here is PyCharm,
1:02 it actually comes in two editions, the professional edition and the community edition,
1:07 you can pick either for this class, the community edition is totally fine,
1:10 the things you'll be missing are you'll basically be missing out
1:14 on web development and database management features from the professional edition,
1:18 and the community for straight pure Python has the same features as professional.
1:23 If for some reason you don't want to use PyCharm,
1:25 you want something more lightweight,
1:28 you can use Atom, at, atom is from GitHub, it's pretty cool,
1:30 I really like this editor, you can see there is a little video here,
1:33 I recommend you watch it, it's pretty hilarious,
1:36 Sublime Text is also a super popular lightweight editor
1:39 and I told you about Visual Studio so you can get Visual Studio community edition,
1:44 this is now a free full-fledged version of Visual Studio,
1:47 and you can get Python tools for Visual Studio,
1:50 plug this together and you're doing pretty good.
1:53 But, we're going to be using PyCharm in the class,
1:55 so that is what I will set up here. Let's start by installing Python.
1:58 So I've got it downloaded, and I'm going to run it,
2:03 now it has a couple of options in the installer,
2:06 let's say if you're going to try to just type python
2:09 from the command line or other tools like pip, for installing packages,
2:13 you probably want to add this to your path and let's customize installation
2:17 just to see what we get, we get documentation pip which manages packages,
2:20 we'll talk about that in our apps, and we have the test suite
2:23 and py launcher is really nice, and we don't need to install it for all the users.
2:28 Let's go ahead and pre compile the standard library,
2:31 that will give us a little better perf, I really don't like this big long folder here,
2:34 so this app data folder is hidden in Windows,
2:38 so it's kind of hard to discover where these are
2:40 so I am just going to put a Python folder directly in my user profile
2:43 and then in case you want to have a 64 bit or 32 bit version of Python
2:48 or maybe different types 2.7, 3.5 you probably want to leave this specifier here,
2:52 that seems like a good setup, let's go.
3:00 Alright, Python was set up successfully, let's close this
3:03 and let's just find out, if I type python --version
3:06 we should see 3.5.1 and survey says, success, okay, Python is working.
3:10 Last thing to set up is just PyCharm.
3:13 So the installer is just a standard Windows installer,
3:18 just sort of yes your way through, it's up to you
3:22 whether you associate py files with it, I typically don't do that but it's your call.
3:26 Okay, so it looks like we successfully installed PyCharm,
3:30 that was easy, let's go and run it, brand new, nothing to import,
3:34 now, normally I would log in with my JetBrains account,
3:37 but for this purpose I'll just evaluate it, say okay, that's great,
3:40 the first time you launch PyCharm it asks you what theme
3:44 and keyword scheme you want to use, because this is Windows,
3:47 I'll say Visual Studio keyboard theme and I like my code dark,
3:50 the editor is dark and the code, text to be light,
3:54 so I am going to pick the Dracula theme, you pick whichever you like.
3:57 And there you have it, PyCharm is up and ready to roll.
4:02 This brand new version of Windows 10 is ready,
4:05 so without further ado, let's move on.