2.3.2 Using the editor

The editor is used to create and save new programs or to open, modify and save existing stored programs (in Python, stored programs are usually called modules). If you need a new editor window then choose New Window from the File menu.

To run a program select Run Program from the Run menu (or press F5). The results of the program will appear in a special Output window.

The editor is customised for writing Python programs: it will highlight and lay out your code for you in the same way as the interpreter.