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Diego Garcia219 Points
I am obviously missing something here. I have already downloaded the latest version of Python to my MaBook and have even opened the python shell and doodled a bit in there. It seems quite unforgiving (or else I am ignorant of commands that may allow me to go back on the code I typed and correct it, for example). Anyway, there seems to be no way to get to something like treehouse's Workspaces, of which I was growing very fond of. My questions then are: 1) are Workspaces a unique offer from Treehouse? 2) Is there a way to create a similar working environment in my "in-house" Python folder (wherever that may be within my system)? 3) Once I have finished the day and shut down my Mac, what is the most direct way to come back to my Workspace when I begin the new day? Do I have to be online to open it?
Asher OrrPython Development Techdegree Graduate 9,381 Points
Q1: Are Workspaces a unique offer from Treehouse?
A: Treehouse's Workspace is a tool for writing, saving, and running programming scripts. The Workspace is unique to Treehouse. You need to be online to access it, too.
Q2: Is there a way to create a similar working environment in my "in-house" Python folder (wherever that may be within my system)?
A: If you'd like a similar tool downloaded onto your computer, you should check out this IDE (Integrated Developer Environment): Visual Studio Code
It's like Workspaces, but with a LOT more features!
Q3: Once I have finished the day and shut down my Mac, what is the most direct way to come back to my Workspace when I begin the new day? Do I have to be online to open it?
A: You can visit this link. All your workspaces should be stored there. You need to be online to open it.
Does this answer your question?
Travis AlstrandData Analysis Techdegree Graduate 43,217 Points
Hey there Diego Garcia !
I may not be the best to answer this as I'm sure by now there's probably tools for saving a Python REPL session apart from just the
history of commands you've run, but I'm not sure. I did some Googling real quick but didn't see anything immediate and concrete, but I'd recommend doing some searching online.
To be honest though, I've rarely used the REPL (I'm definitely no professional though 😅), especially when going through the Techdegree because I wanted to save these practices / sessions to reference later so I got in the habit of just typing it out in Python files and saving them to my computer. Then I can open them back up, run them in the terminal and go from there.
I may not have answered your question, and I'm sorry if so, just wanted to share my brief experience of going through the courses here with you.
Diego Garcia219 Points
Thanks Travis, thanks Asher! Both your answers help and they confirm Craig’s claim about a very generous community. I’ll keep on trying through your counsel. Weirdly enough, IDLE did not came through when I downloaded Python from the Python site. I tried to download it again and while trying to install it stopped and flashed back a message saying that “installation has not been successful, talk to your software provider”. My Mac is brand new and I am running the last Ventura OS, I’ll keep on checking.