I am trying to install Python2.7 for educational purposes in Ubuntu 12.10. Any help would be most appreciated.
It is installed by default. You don't need to do anything extra to install it.
Python is not an "application" so to speak. It's a language, and the Python 2.7 interpreter is installed by default. You can run it in the terminal to get an interactive shell for the interpreter. If you are waning to learn to program in Python, I'd recommend using the
You can run
As @dobey said, its already installed on your box. Just open up a terminal by Ctrl+Alt+T and type
You might also want to try
you can install it by
The thing which I love the most is its autocomplete feature. Most of the times, I dont even google these days :)