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Getting syntax error when trying to run hello.py

when i do the same as the video and try to run, i'm given a syntax error. when hit tab after typing python, a space is all that appears. what haver i forgotten?

Ricky White
Ricky White
8,799 Points

Are you able to share your code / screen so we can see what the problem is?

Grigorij Schleifer
Grigorij Schleifer
10,365 Points

Hey joseph, are you typing python hello.py ?

2 Answers

I was stuck with this too, remember to save if there's a red dot next to the script name. Either through the menu or by ctrl + s. Then run after that, it should work :)

This is the code from the end of the video

first_name = 11

print("Hello, Craig")
print("Hello,", first_name)

print("Craig is learning Python")
print(first_name, "is learning Python")


Hello, Craig Hello, 11 Craig is learning Python 11 is learning Python