Python - Where is pygame?

Hi
I'm trying to start learning pygame.
With this simple code, even

it won't get past this

import sys, pygame
from pygame.locals import *

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I get . . red error lines

>>> ================================ RESTART ================================
>>> 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Users/dominiquehancock/Documents/bouncinBall.py", line 1, in <module>
    import sys, pygame
ImportError: No module named 'pygame'
>>> 

Do I have to install pygame? How? It isn't a default module?

Thanks
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beavoidAsked:
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
I have no idea on what the speeds of TKinter are.

Some resources:
- Video: Game Development Fundamentals with Python: https://www.udemy.com/game-development-fundamentals-with-python/
- Books: Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python and Making Games with Python & Pygame: http://inventwithpython.com/
- games written in Python (with sources): http://www.pyweek.org/
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Nope, pygame is not a default module for python.

You have to install it from here:  http://pygame.org/download.shtml

HTH,
Dan
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rindiCommented:
On 'nix based OS's, like debian or Fedora etc, you can usually use your distro's package manager to get it directly from the distro's repositories. For example in Debian you'd use synaptic to search for pygame, then install it, or you could also open a terminal as root user and enter

apt-get update
apt-get install python-pygame
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
/Users/dominiquehancock/Documents/bouncinBall.py

I'm willing to bet the OP is on Windows...
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
Mac OS 10.8

Also, are Python programs runnable from a browser? Do they have to be downloaded and installed first? Are they like java apps?
Thanks

Thanks
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Also, are Python programs runnable from a browser?
No, not by default. You can run Skulpt (http://www.skulpt.org/) if you want an in-browser python implementation.

Do they have to be downloaded and installed first?
No, the python programs are text files, that the python executable interprets and runs.
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
So, people can inspect my game's code with impunity? And I can see how other games are made?
How are python programs / apps usually deployed? Does every computer need to install the python interpreter?
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
No, you can create executables from your scripts, when you're ready to deploy. There are various tools for this: py2exe, pyInstaller, cx_Freeze etc.

HTH,
Dan
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
Is my deployment platform independent?
It sounds like I have to anticipate various platforms. Surely the interpreter is like a JVM, and works everywhere?
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
The interpreter works anywhere.

The resulting programs, if you choose to compile them, no longer need the interpreter and are platform-dependent.
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
Ok, thanks.

When I finish my cunning plan, I just compile a version for Windows, and Mac, and I should be good?
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Yup.
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
Good.
Nobody can inspect my source once compiled. The .py no longer exists in any discernible way? What about a huge project, like a game, no problems with code size?
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
All huge projects are made from smaller, manageable parts. Look into any game's folder and you'll see lots of files.

The source code is not accessible from the compiled exe.
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
Status :
- I have IDLE working, can make .py programs.

- but, I still can't install pygame, because it requires "System Python 2.7")

Is System Python a separate entity from 3.3.3? Where is the best link to it?

Is pygame not happening for 3.3.3?
Thanks
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Like I said on your other question (Q_28349483), pygame has not been officially ported to Python 3.

HTH,
Dan
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
Sorry, my bad.

Thinking...

My project can initially be a circles and squares demo. Is Tkinter capable of decent frame drawing / updates for an unpolished demo version of a complex system? (RTS client)

I saw that Python can do datagrams fine, so for an RTS, I am ready to get cracking, tho it may be wise to do a server in Java.

Could I get by with TKinter until Pygame is updated?

Thanks
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