Why does python look different when I download it?


I took a few python courses on code academy, so I decide to download python. But after I installed it, it was a shell, unlike the lessons. How can I get it to look like the lessons, because I cant run a program, I can only type on line. Please help.


download a text editor (notepad++, sublime text, atom), there you can write python scripts, which you can then execute with the python interpreter.

what you just used is the IDLE, nice feature of python, but not very useful if you want to write scripts


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