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Running Python interactively

At the command line prompt in your terminal, type


(You can also simply type python3 on our system.) This command opens an interactive Python session with Python version 3. Python prompts for commands using a triple chevron >>>. At the Python prompt, type print('Hello, world!') as in

>>> print('Hello, world!')

You should get a new line with Hello, world!. Note that Python strings must be set off by either single or double quotes.

To exit from Python, type Crtl-d.

Carleton DeTar 2017-08-10