Okay…so here is what happened…I started out with a PEBKAC in a major way! I installed the wrong version of Python….let’s just say OOPS and move on. That problem I was having with the syntax error with the >>> print ‘Hello’ in the last session….well duh…that was part of the problem. SO…back on track and to prove it, get a load of this:
Okay…so now back to where we left off…where did we leave off?[quote]
Type 'This is a test...' at the Python prompt and hit enter. Record what happens.
Now create a python script named test1.py with the following contents (be sure to save it before you try to run it):
'This is a test...'
What happens when you run this script? Now change the contents to:
print 'This is a test...'
and run it again.
What happened this time?[/quote]Learning the Hard Way by Zed A. Shaw. I have learned the hard way is often the best way…so here goes![/note] [note]So the first thing I got was like punched in the face! Instantly it was download this app and go do this learn that….Kewl! I can give it a shot. Afterall, I grew up with a Marine as a dad…piece of cake[/note]
So first things first, Zed the Python Zen Master instructs me to go and download a new program to use called Gedit which I promptly did for fear of retribution. Once I got that installed it was a quick jog over to take a crash course using Terminal on OSX.
That said…I will see you again in a day or so after I digest this intial chore. Pray for me. I need it. I feel my brain swelling….this ought to be fun.