This list is for folks who want to ask questions regarding how to learn computer programming with the Python language and its standard library.
Python (http://www.python.org) is a programming language which many feel is a good first language, because it makes it easy to express the fundamental concepts of programming such as data structures and algorithms with a syntax which many find easy to read and write.
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There are many on-line resources that can help you get started with Python. See the Beginners Guide for a list of some good ones.
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