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Python Python Basics (2015) Python for Beginners Third Quiz

Richard Rodenberger
Richard Rodenberger
179 Points

how do I run a script?

how do I run a script hello_world.py? It is a quiz question.

3 Answers

I recommend watching the previous video again :wink:

Kenneth runs his program hello_world.py like this:

python hello_world.py

I hope this helps! :grin:

Happy coding! :zap: ~Alex

Hi there!

Your computer by itself can't run a python file - it's just a text document basically. You computer needs something to read it and turn it into intructions the computer can understand. That's what the python interpreter does. So to run the file, you would type python my_file.py The python part tells the computer to go and open python, and the second part tells it to give python the file you want to run.

Hope it helps!

:+1: :wink: