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newbie syntax question for Python - indenting

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Looking at Python for the first time … going through these tutorials

I'm running Python via SPSS Statistics (Python 3.4.3 Shell) and got this error which is entered directly from the tutorial:
>>> x = int(input("Please enter an integer: "))
Please enter an integer: 55
>>> if x < 0:
	x = 0
	print('Negative changed to zero')
	elif x == 0:
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

In Anaconda I get this error:
>>> x = int(input("Please enter an integer: "))
Please enter an integer: 55
>>> if x < 0:
... x = 0
  File "<stdin>", line 2
    x = 0
IndentationError: expected an indented block
And if I press the Indent key, Anancoda throws up on me ...

So not sure what I'm doing wrong right out of the gate ...

Also, is there a recommended IDE for Python?
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