What is Python source?

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wicked.ludicrous

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I need to get Python for one of my classes and I was about to download it, when I came across Python source... What is it? I realize Python is open source, but can't figure out what is a Python source. I have Win7 64-bit and the warning notice next to the 64-bit download said that "it doesn't include source"...
I also need IDLE, so would that be a problem? Or should I just download the first, normal Windows installer?
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Hi wicked.ludicrous,

Since Python is a programming language, Python source is text containing Python statements in the programming language Python. See: Python (programming language).

For example: to execute a python source, one might issue the following command (in a Terminal command line window where $ is the command prompt) assuming that a Python interpreter executable is available on your computer:
$ sudo python check-my-hardware.py

The file check-my-hardware.py is the file containing python source statements interpreted by the python interpreter executable in root mode (via use the sudo) on a Linux platform. The python source code in check-my-hardware.py determines compatibility of a computer's BIOS with PAE and NX bit available memory.

-- Tom
 
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