Wasn't sure where to post this. A couple things -- going over the python programming video and it's recommend to use the 2.7 version of python. I went to download and the page points to the 3.7 version. I noticed on Justin's screen the date when he's running python it's 2015. Do I need to hunt down 2.7 and install or will you update to the 3.7 version. Secondly I notice he's using a mac so the code he typed in "#!/usr/local/bin" I don't see that in windows. Is it needed to have a mac to study this with or can you update the episodes for windows users.
The following link provides all the versions including 2.7 if you want to install.
I would recommended to start using python 3.x and more specifically the latest and greatest python 3.7
Just in case you want to read about the differences between 2.x and 3.x - https://wiki.python.org/moin/Python2orPython3
*It doesn't matter which Operating system you are using - Windows, Mac or Linux
- In Windows, you could run python using start -> Run -> cmd and in the commad prompt, type python and press enter which would open python shell
The best way to learn is to use IDLE (start -> start typing IDLE and the first search result might be IDLE)
Times have change in the Python world since I filmed the earlier episodes, when 2.7 was still being used and Python 3 (3.7 in this case) was still in a transition. Additionally, there were some Linux/OSX specific components of that show. With that said, Python will run on Windows, OSX, and Linux (other than the
In current day, I would recommend that you use Python 3.7 because Python 2 is end of life in 2020 (barring a company picking up the torch to maintain Python 2.7 and onward). The link provided by Murali to explain the differences between Python 2 and Python 3 is a great reference for the things that you need to change if you are converting Python 2 code to Python 3 code.
Lastly, I have recently filmed Programming Fundamentals in the DevPro channel that is an update to most of the original Python course. If you want to see a Python 3 version (there are follow up courses for reading and writing files, using common standard library modules, etc in the DevPro category), then I would check that out.
Hope that was helpful,
P.S. I still using OSX in most of the shows, but you should be able to install and follow along on Windows with a few tweaks.