How to run a Python script

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There are several ways to run a Python script:

Using the command line:

  • Open a command prompt or terminal window
  • Navigate to the directory where the script is located
  • Type "python" followed by the script name (including the .py extension) and press enter. For example: "python"

Using IDLE (Python's built-in IDE):

  • Open IDLE
  • Click on "File" and then "Open"
  • Navigate to the script and click "Open"
  • Press F5 or click on "Run" and then "Run Module"

Using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) such as PyCharm, Eclipse, or Visual Studio Code:

  • Open the IDE
  • Open or create a new project
  • Add the script to the project
  • Run the script by clicking the "run" button or using a keyboard shortcut.

From Jupyter Notebook:

  • Open Jupyter Notebook
  • Click on New and select Python 3
  • Type or copy-paste the script in the cell
  • Run the script by clicking on the Run button or using a keyboard shortcut Shift + Enter

It's important to note that in order to run a script, the computer must have Python installed. You can check if Python is installed by running "python" (without the quotes) in the command prompt or terminal.