Considering migrating to Python from Visual Basic 6 for engineering applications

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Fri Feb 19 20:13:12 EST 2016

On Sat, 20 Feb 2016 12:27 am, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:

> Then the best suggestion I have would be to take a weekend and just
> read the language reference manual (it used to be about an 80-page PDF
> file, but has no doubt grown into some less handy dynamically linked
> HTML/"help" file). Then add the section of the library reference manual
> that discusses data types. And while in that manual, scan the table of
> contents -- you may find there are modules in the standard library that
> already do what you need.

Surely you should start with the tutorial, not the reference manual.


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