Considering migrating to Python from Visual Basic 6 for engineering applications

William Ray Wing wrw at mac.com
Fri Feb 19 22:28:38 EST 2016


> On Feb 19, 2016, at 8:13 PM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
> 
> 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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> Steven
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Plus +1.  The ref manual would be like learning English from a dictionary

Bill



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