Python Week – Day 1 – Setup

This article explains how to set up your machine for Python Development.

The steps summary:

  1. Install Visual Code (if not already installed)
  2. Install python 3.
  3. Install Visual Code Python Plugin
  4. Verify Python3 is installed in Visual Code


Set up

First, install Visual Studio Code (VS Code) if not already installed: Install VS Code

Next, install Python3: Install python 3.

Then install the Python Plugin for Visual Studio Code: Install Visual Code Python Plugin

The setup is now complete.


Open Visual Studio Code

Click on the “Select a language” link.

At the prompt, type “Python”, and “Python (python)” will show up in the drop-down menu. Select it.

Once Python is selected as the language for this file. An icon will be displayed along with the python file name.