Downloaded the Debian install which has Python on it but it doesnt seem to have the IDLE editor. Trying to go through a Beginning Python book that uses IDLE
Do I have to uninstall Python and re-install from a download?
DavidMS wrote:Following the instructions from the earlier post, I get Idle running fine but I am not able to save anything - I just get error 13, Permission denied '/test.py' - it does not seem to matter where I try to save it ?
My guess is that I am missing some nugget of fundamental knowledge on the whole Linux Permissions 'thing', which I am sure is great for those in the know but is a little confusing for those of us who have had out minds corrupted by many years of Bill G's products
Its just one flavour of Linux and is recommended for beginners. It has a windows style desktop called startx. I guess it has some other features but not suretexy wrote:I started using SPE (sp?), but I,ve since moved to Geany - both of them are pre-installed in the 19042012 Debian distro and do the simple stuff I want as I,m learning python - whats so good about IDLE ?
The good thing with IDLE is that it comes with the standard distribution of Python and it works (the same) in Win/MacOS/Linux. So if you want to be up and running quickly it is an excellent choice if IDE/editor. However it soon becomes too limited in functionality and then there are many other better IDEs to choose from.texy wrote:whats so good about IDLE ?