Can I do this on my computer?


We’ve done everything in Codecademy’s environment so far, but can I do this Python work on my computer, locally?


Absolutely! But writing code on your computer can be an intimidating process, so it’s recommended that you use Codecademy’s coding environment until you get to the free form project where you will branch off on your own. For now, just know that the environment here is broken up into three main parts:

  1. The instruction panel on the left

  2. The text editor panel in the middle

  3. The terminal panel on the right

If you’re determined to start trying Python on your own computer, we have a helpful article on getting started that can be found here.