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 repl.it 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.

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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!