Python Intro and Install Guide (Windows and Mac)

The quick start guide for installing and learning \Python
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (108 ratings)
8,213 students
52min of on-demand video
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How to install Python and perform basic Python functions


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This course will teach you how to install Python and perform the some basic Python functions. I created this course so that my students have one specific resource they can check out to help them install Python so they can perform the assignments.

For both Mac and Windows I show how to:

  • Install Python and packages such as NumPy

  • Download GitHub files

  • Navigate folders and files using the command line

Who this course is for:

  • People who enrolled in my other courses who need help installing Python so they can do the assignments.


Robotics Software Engineer
Daniel Stang, MSc
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 1,404 Reviews
  • 33,709 Students
  • 7 Courses

I have a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering which I earned for my research in control system design for automotive applications. 

My first job out of school I was responsible for designing motion controllers and stabilization systems for military tank turrets.

I previously wrote robotic software for a startup based out of Toronto Canada.

I currently write software for autonomous vehicles in California.

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