[CentralOH] Looking for Introductory Python Materials

Eric Miller miller.eric.t at gmail.com
Sun Dec 15 23:35:11 CET 2013

If you want free, then these are good resources:

and, my personal favorite:  http://pymotw.com/2/contents.html

If you aren't afraid of paying, the O'Reilly certification is second to
none.  I am halfway done with it, and it taught me a lot.  It's 160 hours
of training total, it can't be beat to get you from zero to hero in the
shortest amount of time.

If you are new to python, you may want to avoid python 3.3 in favor of 2.7.6

This might sound like weird advice, but 3.3 isn't really "better" from a
learning pespective.  So much of what is availalbe online and in
stackoverflow articles is written in 2.x.x, and 3.3. is not backwards
compatible.  Once you know python, switching to 3.3 is a breeze (or back
and forth between the two).  But for learning, I'd say use 2.7.6


On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 4:53 PM, Jared Brock <jaredbrock at sbcglobal.net>wrote:

> Greeting Pythonistas. I am a student with a neglegible amount of
> programming experience who was referred to both Python and this group as a
> way to learn the language. I am looking for suggestings on books, websites,
> or other materials that can serve as a good starting place. The one online
> tutorial I found (http://docs.python.org/2/tutorial/index.html) did have
> examples of basic concepts but lacked any suggested problems to solve to
> reinforce those concepts.
> And in case someone asks, I am not currently able to make it to the Friday
> DoJo's for the time being.
> Thanks for reading, and double thanks for replies.
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