Installing Python on Windows

1. Windows users can obtain the installer from the main Python site: http://python.org/

2. Just double-click the installer, and follow the steps to install it.

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3. It should create a directory at C:/Python27/, this directory will have the python.exe interpreter as well as all of the default libraries installed.

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4. Double-click on Eclipse shortcut and create new workspace for Proj_python.

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5. Once Eclipse has fired up, choose Help > Install New Software.

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6. Click Add button to define new repository.

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7. Click OK. Then click Finish, which will kick in the Eclipse updater.

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8. The updates dialog will appear after a few moments. When it does, expand the both items, PyDev for Eclipse and Pydev Mylyn Integration. Check the items and click Next to continue.

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9. Then read and accept the license agreement for PyDev. If you agree to its terms, then select the radio button I accept the terms in the license agreement. Click Next and then Finish.

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10. You will see Eclipse begin pulling down the PyDev extensions.

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11. This will restart Eclipse with your shiny new PyDev included.

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12. The next stage of the Eclipse configuration just involves you making sure that PyDev can find the proper Python interpreter to use when you run scripts inside PyDev. Select Window > Preferences. Expand the PyDev tree item, and select Interpreter – Python.

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13. In the Python Interpreters section at the top of the dialog, click New. Browse to C:\Python27\python.exe, and click Open.

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14. Click OK to continue.

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15. Select File > New > Project. Choose PyDev Project.

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16. My first Python project.

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17. Click on PyDev Module and add an empty file.

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18. Hello World!

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