Python implementations generally interpret code (though compilers also exist). The interpreter that comes with python is accessible by typing
into the command line (or clicking the executable on your GUI). To run scripts and programs, we can instead type
IPython is an improved interactive console that’s both easier to use and supports additional functionality. To run IPython, type
To run scripts and programs within ipython, type within IPython
The lesson covers:
The official Python documentation site goes into much more detail regarding all topics covered in this code-along. Python is supported by a very, very extensive breadth of packages, a list can be found here Like with git, please check out StackOverflow for any question on it.