Download Python 3.x here:

Windows Users

We’ll use Windows PowerShell to perform Python command-line functions.

  1. Option 1: Search for it with Cortana, right mouse click and pin it to your task bar
  2. Option 2: Alternatively, paste the following into windows file explorer: %SystemRoot%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe. Then open and pin it
  3. Type python to open the Python shell. Then print("hello world") and press enter

Mac Users

Open your terminal and type python3 to open the Python shell. Now type print("hello world") and press enter

  1. Download a copy of Sublime Text 2
  2. Create and save a file called
  3. Note: The Below Menu Sequences May Vary on the Mac

  4. Do: Preferences -> Settings - More -> Syntax Specific - User. A file called Python.sublime-settings should open
  5. Paste:
      "tab_size": 4,
      "translate_tabs_to_spaces": true
  6. Do: Preferences -> Settings - User. A file called Preferences.sublime-settings should open
  7. Replace first line with the blackboard theme:
    "color_scheme": "Packages/Color Scheme - Default/Blackboard.tmTheme,
  8. Delete: