Set Up Python Environment

  • Last updated Apr 25, 2024

In order to write Python code, it is necessary to have Python installed on your computer. Furthermore, you might also need to install a Python development IDE like Visual Studio Code or PyCharm, alongside Python. The use of an IDE makes the development of a Python program easier. An IDE typically includes a source code editor, build automation tools, a debugger, and more.

Follow the steps below to complete the setup of the Python environment:

  1. Install Python:
  2. Choose a link from the options below that matches your operating system:

    Install Python on Windows 10/11

    Install Python on Ubuntu 20.04/Ubuntu18.04/Linux

  3. Install Python IDE (Integrated Development Environment):
  4. Follow the steps below to install and set up the Visual Studio Code IDE:

    • Download Visual Studio Code according to your operating system.
    • After the download is complete, proceed with the installation.
    • After the installation is complete, launch the Visual Studio Code IDE.
    • Navigate to View > Extensions and proceed to install the following extensions:
      • Python by Microsoft
      • Prettier - Code formatter
      • Note: To format code in Visual Studio Code, press Ctrl + Shift + I and save.