Some Special Mac Instructions
Starting The Idle Shell
In the Finder, go to Applications, then into the Python 3.1 folder (or
whatever the number of the current distribution is), and open the IDLE
Opening Files into Idle (Two choices)
may open Python files ending in .py into an Edit window either by selecting them directly in an
operating system finder window.
- You may select Open in the File menu
inside Idle. If you use the Idle File menu when the Shell window is active, your search will start in your Documents folder, but if some file editing window is active instead, your search will start in its folder (generally the desired behavior).
you have modified a file and want to save it under a new name, go to
the File menu and use Save Copy As, NOT Save As. The latter saves
a copy of the Shell history, not the program you are editing. It is easiest if you save all files in the same folder: my examples folder.
Running Program Files
the Edit window for the file you want active, then go to the Run menu
and select Run Module. Note the F5 shortcut key.
Running Graphics (Chapter 2)
graphics window comes up behind an unneeded Console Window. You
can close the console window, and click on the graphics window title
bar to bring it to the front.
working on getting a local server working correctly. Hopefully
more later.... but meanwhile you may need to test stuff out in a campus
Windows lab, sorry.