Lecture 1 Introduction to Python


Things to try

Thonny Thonny is a really simple Python IDE that is self contained. It uses a virtual environment to install it’s own python version which you can add modules to. This is a very simple and easy to use and ideal for learning.

anaconda This is a more complex python ecosystem which is very popular with Data Science and Machine learning developers. This is easy to install and allows you to add many popular packages with ease.

Turtle Graphics This module is bundled with most python distributions and allows you to do simple 2D drawing. We will use this next week to demonstrate some python features (note Thonny supports this well)