Installing Graphics in Thonny

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a. Download the file somewhere on your computer. (Remember where you save it—you’ll need to move it into another directory later.)

b. Open up Thonny and click Tools -> Manage Packages.

c. Near the bottom of the window, there is a section named Target: user site packages with a link to a directory. Click the directory link.

d. A file explorer window should appear in a directory named site-packages. Now drag and drop (i.e. copy and paste) the file you downloaded in step a. into this site-packages folder.

e. Now test that the graphics library is accessible inside of Thonny by executing the following in the shell:

>>> from graphics import *

If it succeeded, you’re all set! If you cannot get the above command to execute without an error, reach out to your instructor.