1.4. Python on Mac OS 9

Mac OS 9 does not come with any version of Python, but installation is very simple, and there is only one choice.

Follow these steps to install Python on Mac OS 9:

  1. Download the MacPython23full.bin file from http://homepages.cwi.nl/~jack/macpython/download.html.

  2. If your browser does not decompress the file automatically, double-click MacPython23full.bin to decompress the file with Stuffit Expander.

  3. Double-click the installer, MacPython23full.

  4. Step through the installer program.

  5. AFter installation is complete, close the installer and open the /Applications folder.

  6. Open the MacPython-OS9 2.3 folder.

  7. Double-click Python IDE to launch Python.

The MacPython IDE should display a splash screen, and then take you to the interactive shell. If the interactive shell does not appear, select Window->Python Interactive (Cmd-0). You'll see a screen like this:

Python 2.3 (#2, Jul 30 2003, 11:45:28)
[GCC 3.1 20020420 (prerelease)]
Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
MacPython IDE 1.0.1