Edit your .emacs file in your home directory to include the following:
(load "~/python-mode.el") ;;python (setq auto-mode-alist (cons '("\\.py$" . python-mode) auto-mode-alist)) (setq interpreter-mode-alist (cons '("python" . python-mode) interpreter-mode-alist)) (autoload 'python-mode "python-mode" "Python editing mode." t) (global-font-lock-mode t) (font-lock-mode +1)
Create a new file that ends in ".py". If you see Python by your file name, then your installation should be working. If you have any problems installing python using these instructions, please ask the staff for help.