How do I get python 3 on the programming section on the main menu. I have tried watching multiple videos but I can not find anything that works

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    Do not use text terminal. GUI Desktop > programming > IDLE python. Start with Hello World. Show us your code which does not work. – tlfong01 Jul 2 '19 at 3:40
  • Why do you want ‘Python 3’ on the programming menu? I generally use Thonny to write my Python code. You can run your code within Thonny or from a terminal window eg ‘python3 test.py’. – CoderMike Jul 2 '19 at 7:20
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    Depends what you mean by "Python 3 on the programming menu". Do you mean a specific IDE, like IDLE, or just any? The latest Raspbian image from raspberrypi.org/downloads includes Thonny (a Python 3 editor) instead of IDLE. You can also install Mu (another Python 3 editor) sudo apt install mu-editor or IDLE sudo apt install idle3. Installing any of those will put it in the main menu. – ben_nuttall Jul 2 '19 at 8:32
  • Watching the videos won't install Python for sure. Trying out commands suggested in the videos (and reporting errors you encounter in your question) may eventually work. – Dmitry Grigoryev Jul 3 '19 at 8:56

The confusion here is that most Raspberry Pi Python tutorial videos were made before IDLE was removed from the default Raspbian image (in favor of Thonny, a recent development).

Thus, comments suggesting to try out commands in the videos are not helpful. If you wish to follow those videos starting from the point of opening Python 3 (IDLE), as @ben_nuttall suggested you can first get set up with:

sudo apt install -y idle3

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