To get started in the course you need to install Python.
Chapter 0: The Study of Computer Science
For those who have not yet purchased a text here is a draft of Chapters 0 and 1.
Start with Lab 0.
This lab directs you to install Python and hand in a one-line program. The
goal is to get you set up to start the course. You are to hand in the program
before midnight on Monday, September 4 -- the expectation is that you will do
it now so you will have it done before the holiday weekend. If you have
problems, check out the Help Room link on the previous web page.
- Most students will not need this video, but it is here for
those who do: Getting Python (Video)
If you haven't found the link to Python in the lab: get Python 3.6 from continuum.io.