If you are new to Python programming, you may wonder where to start and how to run Python code. In general there are two ways:
- in the terminal
- in an IDE
For small projects, you could use the terminal. But for large projects, an IDE saves you a lot of time opening closing files, and programming.
You can do your programming work in a Python IDE. This is a development environment that tries to make programming easier. While you can run Python in a console, I recommend to use an IDE for larger projects.
Often times it has many features, you can run your program with a single key press, open multiple files and tabs at once, have searching through all files and many other features available, but this depends on the IDE.
A screenshot of Visual Studio Code. Besides Python it supports many other programming languages. This is not the case for all IDEs.
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