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4.6. python

Python is an interpreter based programming language. The homepage of the python project is: Python is used to generate some source files. Python 2.4 to 2.6 should work fine.

4.6.1. UNIX or Win32 Cygwin: python

Python is available for most of the UNIX-like platforms and as the python package from the Cygwin setup

If Python isn't already installed or available as a package for your platform, you can get it at:

After correct installation, typing at the bash command line prompt:

$ python -V

should result in something like:

Python 2.4.3

However, the version string may vary.

4.6.2. Win32 native: python

Get Python 2.6, 2.5, or 2.4 from You can download an installation package there, which will install the Python system in the top level of your C: drive by default, e.g. C:\Python26.

You can check for a successful installation from a command prompt (cmd.exe):

C:\> cd python26

C:\Python26> python -V

The output should look something like:

        Python 2.6

However, the version string may vary.

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