Installation on the Mac¶
- Go to the Python website and download the Mac version that starts with a 3, rather than the one that starts with a Click on the download and install the program.
- MacOS computers have a terminal window where a user can type commands and interact directly with the computer, without any windows or GUI applications popping up. To start the terminal, open Spotlight (Command + Space) and type “Terminal” (without the quotes), then press enter. You can also locate the Terminal program by looking in the “Utilities” folder under your “Applications” folder.
- Install the Python Arcade Library, (along with a library called PyObjC) by running the following command
pip3 install PyObjC arcade
- Download the community edition of PyCharm for the Mac from the Jetbrains website. Double click on the file you downloaded to install it.
- Create a new project in PyCharm. Because the Mac often has multiple versions of Python installed on it, when creating a project make sure to select version 3.6.