greenbeen seeks advice

wyatt stafford wyatts at onr.com
Fri Jul 13 19:46:23 CEST 2001


I looked through about 15 different articles/URLs, etc doing language
comparisons, and the code examples, when available, on Python were usually
shorter, and seemed to be easier to follow (ok, maybe "follow" is a
charitable description of my current ability).  Also, I found copies of the
two books mentioned earlier and found they both contained compelling,
persuasive arguements in favor of Python.  Finally, I like the TV shows,
movies, etc of Monty Python.

wy


"Lindstrom Greg - glinds" <Greg.Lindstrom at acxiom.com> wrote in message
news:mailman.995043443.27208.python-list at python.org...
> Welcome to the club!  I am curious as to how you decided on Python?
> IM(NS)HO, it is one of the best languages for just about all applications
> ('cept MUDs :-).  My daughter (age 10) has worked through the "How to
Think
> Like a Computer Scientist" (Python edition), and to my amazement, wrote a
> program to find all of the words in a word-search puzzle she was doing
(OK,
> it needed *some* more work, but I found it to be a great effort).
>
> Come in on, and ask lots of questions!
>
> Greg Lindstrom
> Acxiom Corporation,                    mail: CWY10011149
> InfoBase Products Development                  office: (501) 342-1626
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> email: Greg.Lindstrom at acxiom.com
>
> "When the solution is simple, God has spoken"
>
>                                                             Albert
Einstein
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wyatt stafford [mailto:wyatts at onr.com]
> Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 11:33 AM
> To: python-list at python.org
> Subject: greenbeen seeks advice
>
>
> Preamble:
>
> I am a computer/network support person who has decided to start
programming
> for a vocation (no previous experience beyond minor scripting, etc).
After
> some research I selected Python as a good place to start.  I bought "Learn
> to Program using Python" (Gauld) and "Quick Python" (Harms/McDonald).
Also
> checking out the tutorial, and other good info at www.python.org.    I
have
> a leaping, intuitive learning style given to missing the obvious, so I am
> concerned about having fatal gaps in my learning via home schooling plan.
>
> Questions:
>
> Beyond those mentioned above, may I have any recommendations for self
study
> resources (books, etc) or techniques that will help me be a good
programmer,
> in general?
>
> Do I need to know what is taught in CompSci 101/102/etc, to be great?
>
> thanks and happy weekend to all,
> wyatt
>
> "Oh, that's not what I call bingeing"
>
>
>
>
>





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