1. Using Python on a Macintosh

Python on a Macintosh running Mac OS X is in principle very similar to Python on any other Unix platform, but there are a number of additional features such as the IDE and the Package Manager that are worth pointing out.

Python on Mac OS 9 or earlier can be quite different from Python on Unix or Windows, but is beyond the scope of this manual, as that platform is no longer supported, starting with Python 2.4. See http://www.cwi.nl/~jack/macpython for installers for the latest 2.3 release for Mac OS 9 and related documentation.

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