[python-uk] Online python training for non-programmers

Thomas Guest thomas.guest at gmail.com
Fri May 5 07:13:41 EDT 2017


Thanks for some great suggestions.

To answer some questions: OS is probably Windows, most (all?) of the people
are already using version control. Happily we don't need to mention Python
2 :-)

Tasks: eventually, some may be involved with automation (deployment, test);
others more analytical scripting to get statistics from text files etc.
However, initially I would hope to find a course which provides targeted
exercises.

I myself took a course on Coursera
<https://www.coursera.org/learn/machine-learning> recently and couldn't
recommend it more highly. The things which made the difference were:
- superb material
- challenging exercises with an online assessment system
- details on "development environment" (not a problem for me, but the
course did include student Matlab edition)

It helped that it was free, so although my employer were happy for me to
set aside time, I didn't have to ask for funding. Other courses on the same
site have been disappointing.


On 5 May 2017 at 11:56, Mark Lawrence via python-uk <python-uk at python.org>
wrote:

> On 05/05/2017 10:39, Bibiana Cristofol Amat wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I would recommend to start with 'Learn Python the hard way <
>> https://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/>'
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Bibiana
>>
>>
> Another reason *NOT* to use LPTHW http://sopython.com/wiki/LPTHW
> _Complaints
>
> --
> My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
> what you can do for our language.
>
> Mark Lawrence
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