Windows 10: Python on Windows -- is it worth doing

  1.    04 Feb 2017 #1

    Python on Windows -- is it worth doing

    Hi there

    I like running python scripts on Linux -- I see that you can run python on windows

    Is it actually worth it -- the language seems easy and powerful (quite addictive - especially if your previous foray into any sort of programming was the old GW (or DOS) BASIC or REXX / Fortran IV on a mainframe aeons ago).

    Windows scripts themselves are an abomination -- and as for javascript --forget totally. That's probably why Ms has included BASH in the Insider Program.

    There's quite a lot of things I think I could do with python and windows - particularly with interacting with the web dynamically etc. It's also OO (Object orientated) which makes for less errors when developing stuff (at least that's what the "experts" say).

    Anybody tried on Windows or should I stick to using it on Linux.

    Incidentally I see a load of Schools are teaching kids to do python programming -- I was looking at the homework exercise of a kid of a friend of mine and was actually quite impressed -- Schools are actually TEACHING useful things again -- manipulating and analysing data will be a really good job in the future and is reasonably "Robot proof" - and using something like python seems to provide a decent tool to do this.

    Any comments.

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  2.    04 Feb 2017 #2

    If you use Libre Office on MS, you have Python installed. I've been using LO since XP.


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  3.    04 Feb 2017 #3

    There is also Powershell,which is built into Windows now. Powershell offers the full power of the .NET Framework.

    Of course, if you want to do any automation of Windows and its services, Powershell is your best bet, esp., on the sever skus. Nearly all of the management tools in Windows now have full Powershell cmdlets, so anything you can do in the UI you can do with Powershell. Python....not so much.
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  4.    04 Feb 2017 #4

    Use autoit free complise to exe lots of tutors and forum built in function and if needed you can record what you want and it can write code for you see examples etc AutoIt - AutoIt
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