Monday, December 22, 2014

Setup environment for python

Pre req:

I am using ubuntu 10.10 for this tutorial.

1) Install python

Using below command you can install python, I will install components like pip, virtualenv along with python.

Open terminal and past below code:

sudo apt-get install python-pip python-dev build-essential

# Check version of python
python --version

# Upgrade tools:
sudo pip install --upgrade pip
sudo pip install --upgrade virtualenv 

2) Create a virtual environment and setup project

#Create a folder 

mkdir pywork
cd pywork
mkdir hellopy
cd  hellopy

# Create virtual environment for this project. 
virtualenv venv_hello (you can use any name)
cd venv_hello 

3) Create and execute a file (py)

  Create a file lest say t.py. You can add code like
   def test():
     print("Hello python")
    test();
to execute file use command  in terminal

           python t.py

References:

# http://www.saltycrane.com/blog/2010/02/how-install-pip-ubuntu/
# http://docs.python-guide.org/en/latest/dev/virtualenvs/
# http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1522564/how-do-i-run-a-python-program
# http://docs.python-guide.org/en/latest/dev/virtualenvs/