Python In a Browser: No Installation Necessary

Like practically anything these days, you can also run Python in a browser.

If you:

  • don’t feel like installing Python (yet),
  • would like to get started quickly,
  • first want to try if Python is for you, before installing it,

you’re in luck!

You can try Python in a browser— no installation needed. To follow this tutorial, the online option is in most cases enough. Head over to to get a free Python IDE and console right in your browser. You’ll need to create a (free) account to get the best experience. This also allows you to save your work or share it with others.

Using Python in a browser is fine for learning and fiddling around. However, if you start to get serious about Python development, you will find out that, at some point, you’ll want a proper IDE (Integrated Development Environment) and a local installation of Python. I recommend installing Python on your PC if you can; it’ll offer a much better experience and it allows you to work offline too. Head over to our Python installation guide to learn how you can install Python on your computer.

About the author

Erik is the owner of Python Land and the author of many of the articles and tutorials on this website. He's been working as a professional software developer for 25 years, and he holds a Master of Science degree in computer science. His favorite language of choice: Python!