Thanks for reading this. I need some very basic help in Python (2.7.6) I am basically a novice programming (aside from writing programs to display "hi mom" in the late 80s in BASIC, I know nothing). I am trying to run some python scripts that someone has already written.
However, I'm so clueless (hey, at least I admit to my ignorance) I don't really know how to do this.
I've installed Python on my Win7 computer. I can run the shell and the fancier IDLE GUI shell.
The script I am trying to run requires a module called BeautifulSoup.
I have tried installing this in several ways, but it doesn't seem to be working. When my script tries to call it up, it says it can't find it: "ImportError: No module named BeautifulSoup"
The main thing I don't understand is sort of "where I am" when I am in the python shell. In other words, what folder am I in and what folder to I need to put the BeautifulSoup files into. (Right now, it's a folder in my c:\Python27 directory.)
The BeautifulSoup page mentions installing it using PIP, so I downloaded that and ran the install. This seemed to work, the shell told me it restarted, but when I tried to run "pip install BeautifulSoup" it highlighted "install" and gave an invalid syntax error.
So basically, I am lost and I am lost enough that I don't even know the right question to ask. Feel free to make fun of me for this , but any help would also be greatly appreciated.
For the larger context, what I am trying to do it build an Arduino controlled musical holiday card, as described here: http://jarv.org/20130407-jarv-wp-static ... p=676.html
I've got my music in an xml file and am trying to run the 'xml2h.py' script.
Again, I am not sure where to properly place the files that go with that script and the script itself. (Though I do seem to be able to run it.) I think one thing that would help me orient myself would just be the knowledge of where to put it so I could "run" the script from the main shell command line, or how to move around between directories in the shell.
Thank you so much for any help, and I'll be glad to answer any questions, since I may have forgotten to put in some pretty important information.