How to run a Python script• 1 min
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 myscript.py"
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.