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Development Help for an absolute programming beginner (DONE)

Discussion in 'Software' started by fdbh96, 15 Jan 2012.

  1. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    Well I decided today to find out a bit more about programming, and decided to start with python, as it is meant to be easy to learn, and free to develop.

    However, when writing my first program, print "Hello, World" it doesn't seem to work, and every site/book I've read doesn't explain how this might happen, as there really shouldn't be anything wrong with it. :wallbash:

    Here is what I have tried so far.

    Python 3.2.2 (default, Sep 4 2011, 09:51:08) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
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    >>> print "hello, world"
    SyntaxError: invalid syntax
    >>> print "hello, world
    SyntaxError: EOL while scanning string literal
    >>> print "hello, world"
    SyntaxError: invalid syntax
    >>> print "hello, world "
    SyntaxError: invalid syntax
    >>> print hello, world
    SyntaxError: invalid syntax
    >>> print "hello, world'
    SyntaxError: EOL while scanning string literal
    >>>

    Thanks for any help :thumb:


    EDIT: Found out why it wasn't working, it should be print ("hello, world!)
     
    Last edited: 15 Jan 2012
  2. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Looking at examples, it shouldn't be this ?
    Code:
    print 'hello, world'
    Note: never programmed in python.
     
  3. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    I have just downloaded Python 2.7.2 instead of 3.2 and it seems to work, any suggestions?

    EDIT: Found a solution
     
  4. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    That doesn't work either :sigh:

    EDIT: found a solution
     
  5. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Not sure what is problem in your case then :
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  6. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    In python 3, it changes to print ("Hello, World!")

    Thanks anyway :)
     

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