[Newbie] How do I get better at Python programming?

James Stroud jstroud at mbi.ucla.edu
Tue Mar 29 07:26:30 CEST 2005

You've come to the right place.

Lurk on this list for a while and read interesting threads. These guys here 
will teach you something. I personally learn about 2 new python concepts a 
day here.

That being said, go back and read the "Python Cookbook, 2'nd. Edition is 
published" thread that started yesterday, some good books are mentioned.


On Monday 28 March 2005 09:07 pm, Anon wrote:
> I've gotten off to a good start for programming using Python (my first
> programming language).  I can do the basics (different kinds of loops,
> variables, functions), but I'm not too good with classes yet.  I've
> written some really small programs just for kicks (most involve
> statistics of different situations using random numbers).
> I'd like to get to the next level, but I'm not sure how.  Are there any
> suggestions for continuing to learn?  How did you guys learn?

James Stroud, Ph.D.
UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics
Box 951570
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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