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