I have started to learn to program in python. Since I recently switched to various Linux distros for some of my play, I have been setting up the various distros so that I can program in python. This post discusses setting up python for programming on Fedora 28. Instructions for other Linux distros are somewhat different; I have already covered setting up python on Ubuntu 18.04 and openSUSE Tumbleweed an Fedora 28 in previous posts.
You may want to visit my Linux blog site, called Jim’s Adventures in Linux, to see some of the fun (I mean problems) I have been having with installing and using various Linux distros.
To learn to program in python, I have been reading a set of three books called Python: 3 Manuscripts in 1 book: – Python Programming For Beginners – Python Programming For Intermediates – Python Programming for Advanced. They are available both in paperback, and free in Kindle ebook format. Included in the first manuscript is instructions for installing Python on Windows, on Mac OS X, and on Ubuntu and Linux Mint. The instructions for Ubuntu and Linux Mint involve compiling from source; these are not needed. This post shows how to install Python3 directly from the Fedora 28 repositories. It includes instructions for installing the packages and python modules needed in the section Know how to start IDLE. No doubt other modules will be required.