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Hello World! Second Edition: Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners by Warren Sande and Carter Sande

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Chapter 1. Getting Started

Installing Python

The first thing you need to do is install Python on the computer you’re going to use.

Installing Python is pretty easy. We highly recommend using the Hello World installer, which installs the correct version of Python you need to use this book. You can find it at www.helloworldbook2.com. Find the version of the installer that matches your computer’s operating system.

In the Good Old Days

In the early days of personal computers (PCs), people had it easy. With a lot of the first PCs, a programming language called BASIC was built in to the computer. They didn’t have to install anything. All they did was turn on the computer, and the screen would say “READY,” and they could start typing ...

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