Introduction to Python, Online Lab Self Paced edition
This lab is designed for those trying to explore and learn about Python for the very first time. The content is suitable for a range of learners - from those who have never programmed before, to those who are already proficient in other coding languages. See here for a detailed description of the course.
These tutorials will be using Python 3.8 inside the Jupyter Notebook.
While we will be learning in the Jupyter environment, you may find this a bit heavy for your day-to-day coding life.
There are a number of light-weight text editors and Integrative Development Environments (IDEs) freely available on the internet. /
What's the difference
The primary difference is that IDEs allow you write and run your code all within the same program. On the other hand, text editors only allow you to write the code - to run them you have to use the command line. Either of these options can be more appropriate for you, depending on how you want to use them.
Spyder. This comes installed with the Anaconda package, and you should be able to find it in your system's programs list after installation
Pycharm. This one has a free community-edition license, but anybody working on research which could be patented, beware! The pycharm owners dislike the free version being used on for-profit projects, and the licensing reflects this.
VScode; Microsoft lightweight editor with a couple of extensions for interactive coding (and my fave!)