How do I use IDLE on Mac?

I have installed IDLE etc from the Python website as instructed in the Python course. I got a warning when I opened IDLE (WARNING: The version of Tcl/Tk (8.5.9) in use may be unstable. Visit http://www.python.org/download/mac/tcltk/ for current information.) So I installed TCL as well. But now what am I meant to do with them? None of it seems to do anything. I have typed the print instruction into IDLE but it does nothing. Is there some extra trick I need to know if using these on a Mac? For now I'm just going to use the Terminal provided by Apple, but I want to be able to follow the course as they instruct.

13th Oct 2016, 12:02 PM
Dawn Calder-Murphy
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2 Answers
What version of Python are you using? I have 3.6.0 and Idle works with no problems. You might try upgrading the version of python to 2.7 or above and see if that works.
27th Dec 2016, 8:26 PM
The same message appeared to me and it worked just fine. Open IDLE, click file, new, and then type in the new window called 'Untitled'. That's what worked for me.
28th Jul 2017, 1:26 AM
Wolfy Mountain
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