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In this free online course you’ll learn how to write Python programs and use powerful machine learning (artificial intelligence) techniques in your code.

To get started, you’ll need two things:

  1. An editor to create your Python programs. I recommend Visual Studio Code; it’s a free lightweight code editor.
  2. You need to be able to type a python command in a terminal or console on your system and see that the latest Python is installed.

Install Python

If you’re using Windows, you may be able to install Python just by typing ‘python’ in the Windows console.

If you’re using Mac or Linux, download Python from python.org.

Check your Python version

Ensure you now have the correct (latest) version of Python installed.

If this doesn’t work, you may need to find out where Python installed on your computer so you can specify its exact location in the terminal.

You can also try typing ‘python3‘ instead of ‘python‘, to see if that runs the version you installed.

$ python --version
Python 3.10.4

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