Sun, 3 Feb 2002 01:50:13 -0500
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> On Behalf Of Ciaguy@aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2002 12:35 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [Tutor] Newbie
> I recently bought "SAMS Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours."
> Hour #2 suggests I sign up for the Tutor mailing list. How to do
Go to http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/tutor and fill out the
form under Subscribing to Tutor. For a newbie to python
http://www.python.org/doc/Newbies.html is a good place to visit. And a
good website to begin using IDLE is
http://hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu/~dyoo/python/idle_intro/ . When you save a
program just add the .py extension to the name. For example,
firstprogram would be firstprogram.py in python.
> Background: I wish to teach myself to write programs for my
> computer. I have absolutely no experience. I am probably around 10
> below beginner level. I am no math whiz. I am just a 60 y/o male
> a keen desire to teach myself a programming language. Friends(?) have
> suggested I start with XBasic, Liberty Basic, Visual Basic, or even
> Will Python be a good "idiot" user friendly language for self
> as myself? Thanks for any advice or input.
I am a beginner also, started out with Qbasic and felt that that was a
mistake. A good over all book for me about the concepts of computer
programming is "How Computer Programming Works" by Dan Appleman. And the
book that I like the best for learning python so far is "The Quick
Python Book" by Daryl Harms, even though it is written for people who
have experience programming in another language.