We’ve covered the basics, and it’s time to get into it. Let’s go ahead and install Python to get ourselves going.
The course staff has done an incredible job in writing Lab 0, which guides you through the process of installing Python and also introduces you to the very basics of the language. I encourage you to follow the instructions in this lab to get up and running.
For a history of Python, check out Chapter 1.1.1 in Composing Programs, your course textbook.