[Chicago] Python classes

Larry Allingham larry at transformix.com
Tue Feb 28 17:29:26 CET 2006


My thanks to Tim, Brian, and Atul for their interesting and helpful
comments.

For what it's worth, March 18 is open for us and we'd be delighted to
participate in the Sprint!

On 2/28/06, Atul Varma <varmaa at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Larry,
>
> Unfortunately, I don't know anything about Python classes either, but
> I would recommend the book "Practical Python" by Magnus Lie Hetland:
>
>
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1590590066/sr=8-1/qid=1141142145/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-4364449-1324043?%5Fencoding=UTF8
>
> This book is intended for people with no programming background, has a
> great sense of humor, and the part I like most is that after he spends
> about 100-150 pages teaching you the language, he then presents you
> with a bunch of fun "mini-projects" that you can select from in
> whatever order you like, including a peer-to-peer file sharing
> program, a video game, and a lot more.  Hetland also wrote one of the
> online tutorials that Tim mentioned in his last email, which is very
> well-written.
>
> You may also be interested in just doing one of the online web
> tutorials and then jumping into a particular area that you and your
> son are interested in.  For instance, if your son is interested in
> video game development, you may want to check out pygame
> (www.pygame.org), which comes with a number of tutorials intended for
> beginning programmers.
>
> Good luck!
>
> - Atul
>
> On 2/28/06, Tim Daneliuk <tundra at tundraware.com> wrote:
> > Larry Allingham wrote:
> >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I've just subscribed to the list. I'm interested to know if there are
> > > any introductory Python classes in Chicago in which I could enroll
> > > myself and my 13-year-old son. Python has been recommended to me by my
> > > brother (a computer engineer) as his choice for the best language for
> > > beginning programmers. Since my son and I share a growing interest in
> > > computers and the open source movement, we thought this might be a
> nice
> > > thing to do together.
> > >
> > > Any guidance anyone could offer would be appreciated.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Larry Allingham
> > >
> >
> > I cannot comment on classes, but this is a *very* good intro to both
> > programming generally and Python particularly:
> >
> >     http://www.ibiblio.org/obp/thinkCSpy/
> >
> > These are also quite good:
> >
> >     http://www.diveintopython.org/
> >     http://www.hetland.org/python/instant-python.php
> >     http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/~matloff/python.html
> >
> >
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