• bebgsurg
Hello, My son is interested in taking this course, he is 12 but already completed a course in Scratch programming. What compiler do we use for Python on the Mac ?
MIT 6.189 A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Python (OCW)
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  • anonymous
You can use any version of python2 from version 2.5 upward. A recent version like 2.7 would be best. Usually you should already have one installed on you Mac, that you can use. Otherwise you can find the recent Python version on . Just be sure not to use Python3. This is a newer version, that has some improvements, but is not compatible to the code in this course. To allow a nice smooth handling of python, you will want to make sure that you also have IDLE installed.
  • rsmith6559
Word of advice, MIT is engineers, some of the assignments may/will require math that a 12 year old hasn't had. I prefer Stanford's courses because of this. click on the courses button.
  • anonymous
On a Mac, it's easy to use Python since it's already there (version 2.7 is on OS X 10.9.1). Just open up the Terminal application, and type in 'python'. Then put in 'help' or 'help()' for info. The second will give you a link to to get started with Python.

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