Installation instructions for Ubuntu Linux
Recent versions of Ubuntu Linux (e.g., Ubuntu 14.04) already have Python 3 installed. IDLE, however, the program we will use to write and execute our Python programs, is not installed by default.
- Click or tap the Dash button in the Launcher. (This button is usually the top left corner of the screen.)
- Type “terminal” in the search text field and click the Terminal application.
At the terminal, type
sudo apt-get install idle3
You will be prompted for your password. You won’t see any asterisks or dots as you enter it; this is for your security.
- If prompted, type
yfor “yes” to allow the installation to continue.
- When the installation is complete, you can close the Terminal application.
- An IDLE icon should be visible in the Launcher or accessible by searching.