This article contains information specific to The Python Mini-Degree.
For clear and concise step-by-step instructions on setting up the development environment for the Python Mini-Degree, download and follow our Python Mini-Degree Development Environment Setup Guide.
In the guide, you will find information on setting up the following
Where to download the desktop image file for Ubuntu to install on the virtual machine
Downloading and installing the virtual machine software (VirtualBox)
Running the Python Mini-Degree Environment Setup File to install the packages required for the course material
Setting up the default Ubuntu text editor (Gedit) to function similar to a Python IDE
If you encounter any problems, have questions on the guide or course itself, feel free to submit a help request ticket or comment on the Student Discussion section of the course.