[pydotorg-www] Proposed edit to wiki.python.org beginner's guide

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Aug 23 16:15:10 EDT 2016

Dunno, but until we can get Wing IDE on that page (made by a company that's
supported the Python community for almost 20 years) I personally don't
think he should be in with a shout. PyCharm is pushing its luck ...

I didn't reply to it, figuring it was just opportunist bullshit. I am quite
prepared to admit my approach may be overly dismissive.

Those who are familiar with my responses from webmaster@ know that I can go
to considerable lengths to get new community members on board. Though I am
not inclined to try in this particular case I would welcome it if someone
else had the time and thought it worthwhile. There's just a chance the
author really wants to give, so I am loath to completely write him off,
just too busy to try.


Steve Holden

On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 6:17 PM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 3:01 AM, Elise Breda <elise at yhathq.com> wrote:
> > Proposed Edit
> > Next, install the Python interpreter on your computer. This is the
> program
> > that reads Python programs and carries out their instructions; you need
> it
> > before you can do any Python programming. Mac OSX distributions from 10.3
> > (Panther) and up, include a version of Python, which, although it can be
> as
> > much as two years out of date, may be suitable for beginning. Linux
> > distributions also frequently include Python and it is readily upgraded.
> > Jetbrain has a software called Pycharm and you can download it for free.
> See
> > Pycharm download--
> -- proposed addition --
> > Yhat provides software for doing data science in Python
> > called Rodeo that you can also download for free. See Rodeo download --
> What do you folks think? Is that just spam, or is it legit? Anyone
> know what Rodeo is and how useful it is to a beginner?
> ChrisA
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