Windows Python Launcher explanation
To launch a Python program
myprog.py on Windows, you normally have to type
After installing the Python Launcher, you can just type
On Linux/Mac, we already can just use
due to the shebang on the first line of
Don’t specify a shebang like
#!/usr/bin/python except for specific situations like GNU Radio scripts where you specifically want system Python in some (but not all) cases.
Windows Python Launcher Installation
Unless you use CPython directly (most people don’t, most people use something like Anaconda Python), so you need to install Python Launcher on Windows.
- download the most recent launchwin*.amd64.msi
- double click that
.msifile to install Python Launcher.
open a new Command Prompt and type
and verify your desired Python prompt is seen.
Now when you type in Windows Command Prompt
You will see that Python starts correctly.