Get started with Python by following the installation instructions.
Here are a few options we recommend for running Python:
You can run Python directly in the Terminal on a Mac (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal). This allow you to get going right away without installing any additional software.
Using an IDE
You can download a software program called an “integrated development environment,” or IDE, in which you can edit and run your code. Many IDEs provide auto-completion features and flag spelling and syntax errors automatically, guiding you along the way.
Using a Specific Distribution
Python is available in different bundles or distributions that include libraries and tools specific to specific fields. One distribution popular for data science is Anaconda.