Python - hello world

How to Run a Hello World Script using Python

This short tutorial is a guide to help familiarize you with writing a simple Hello World program using Python.

1) With Ubuntu running on your virtual machine, open the Terminal window.

2) Create a file using pico by entering the command ‘pico pythontest’

3) To create a helloworld script simply type the following line:

print “Hello World! \n”;

4) Then save the file by pressing CTRL+O

  • Leave the file name as is.

  • Press Enter.

  • Exit the file window by pressing CTRL+X.

5) Now that your helloworld script is created, run the file by entering the command ‘python pythontest’

6) Congratulations, you have successfully created and ran a helloworld script using Python!