On 3/10/2018 12:23 PM, GISDude wrote:
I'm hoping someone could help a wannabe python coder out. I'm an aspiring
Data/AI/ML coder/programmer/datafiend - that might help with my situation.
In my various fits of python downloads, I've managed to download Anaconda,
Anaconda is a cpython distribution that comes with various 3rd party
I am not familiar with this.
IDLE(3.6/32 AND 64bit), IDLE 2.7.
If you are on Windows, you did not download 'IDLE'. You downloaded
various versions of CPython from PSF that include the corresponding
versions of IDLE, with its integrated shell and editor, but not the 3rd
party modules included with Anaconda.
If you are just starting with Python, and do not work somewhere that
uses 2.7, I would ignore 2.7. Unless you absolutely need the 32 bit
version, I delete it.
I'm having a problem using pip:
1. Does one have to use pip in the commandline?
Yes, use command line programs in a command line console/window.
Why can't I use pip while in IDLE
Would you expect to use pip in MS Excel? If you type 'python' at a
command line, and get the '>>>' REPL prompt (google REPL), then your
input goes to the python interpreter, which only accepts python
statements. The same is true in the IDLE Shell, and when you run python
code in the editor.
[Some 3rd party IDEs have a front end for PIP. I wanted to add this for
IDLE but the project was vetoed when partly done.]
2. For some unknown reason, I have "defaulted" to use IDLE python 3.6, 32 bit
The order of installation, choices you made during installation, and how
you start python. (With just one python installed, there would be no
problem.) Read the first chapter of
https://docs.python.org/3/using/index.html and the chapter for your OS
(which you should have specified ;-)
Terry Jan Reedy