invoking python IDLE ide in Linux

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http://stackoverflow.com – Gentlemen, A very basic question here. I am trying to set up a Python development environment to learn the language. I have Python 2.7.3 running on Linux mint14. I downloaded IDLE and installed it too, as I need a tabbing editor, and syntax highlighting won't hurt. Clean installs and Python runs just fine. I am past "Hello World!". So how do I invoke IDLE? No IDLE in my path: "which idle" returns nothing. "man idle" returns nothing pertaining to an editor. Nothing in /usr/lib or /usr/local/lib. idle() to python doesn't work. Invoking Python brings up a shell, not IDLE. No menu entry for IDL (HowTos)