Linux ships with Python installed, so the goal of this page is to make sure you can start a terminal and run Python from the command line.
pythonand hit enter. You should see something like
Python 2.7.1 (r252:60911, Jan 24 2011, 17:44:40) [GCC 4.3.2] on linux2 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>>
>>>indicates that you are at a new type of prompt -- a Python prompt. The command prompt let's you navigate your computer and run programs, and the Python prompt lets you write and run Python code interactively.
exit()and press Enter. This will take you back to the Linux command prompt.
You might need to install a package called python-tk.
You have tested your Python installation.