Additional topics, such as graphics, may be covered at the instructor's discretion and time-permitting.
Tutoring is held in the Kimmel Center 4th floor computer lab. Tutoring begins the 2nd week of classes. Note that the schedule below can change from week to week.
Please note: If your Google calendar settings are set for a different time zone then the schedule below will appear to be off. Please check your time zone settings to ensure that they are set to Eastern Standard Time.
If you encounter any tutoring issues (i.e. a tutor does not show up for a scheduled shift) please let us know by filling out the "Report a Tutoring Issue" form.
If you wish to use this resource you may purchase it along with the "Starting out with Python" textbook from
the NYU bookstore. You can also purchase access to this site directly by visiting www.myprogramminglab.com
and registering as a "student" - just follow the prompts and make sure to purchase access for the
"Starting out with Python" programming lab.
Download the Mac OS X installer for your Operating System. You can check your OS version by clicking on the Apple at the top left side of your computer and looking at the version number under the Apple icon. In general, users of newer computers will want to download the 64 bit version.
A window opens indicating that you want to open python-3.3.3.dmg,If the Save file. Then click OK.
The download window will open. Double click the icon.
In a short while, Install succeeded will appear. Click the close button.
Click on your Applications Folder and find the newly created Python folder. Double click on the IDLE icon to launch IDLE.
Note: if you are running Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) you may see the following error message when launching IDLE:
WARNING: The version of Tcl/Tk (x.x.x) in use may be unstable.
If you see this message you should quit IDLE and install a new version of ActiveTcl version that matches the error message you are getting (i.e. if the error message says version 8.5.9 you can install any version that begins with the numbers 8.5) -- here's the website where you can download an updated version of Tcl/Tk: http://www.activestate.com/activetcl/downloads.
If you plan to continue with computer science courses, you must receive a grade of C or better in this course.