[Tutor] 5 questions
kent37 at tds.net
Mon Oct 23 00:02:25 CEST 2006
Alan Gauld wrote:
> Pine Marten wrote:
>> 2. Is there list ettiquette one should be aware of?
> Yes, but I'm not sure how you get a copy.
Hmm, I didn't get that as part of my new moderator's welcome package. We
are pretty informal. The only real rule I can think of is, don't ask us
to do your homework, and if someone does ask for a homework solution,
don't give it.
We will *help* with homework if you make an attempt and ask for help.
The best way to ask a question is to make your best attempt at a
solution and show it. Then we can see where you are stuck. If you get an
exception traceback from your program, include the entire traceback in
>> 3. Besides Vaults of Parnassus, are there other webpages which list
>> written in Python? I'm mainly interested in looking at
>> software, things for the common user to use. I've been surprised at
>> how little of that type I've found so far.
> Thee are a few such sites around. The Vaults seem to be falling into
> obsolesece now, although its still my first choice. Others will give
> their favourites I'm sure.
The Python Package Index AKA the Cheese Shop is the current repository
If there is something specific you are looking for you could ask here or
google for python plus the specific topic.
>> 4. Can anyone recommend good books for non-programmers starting out
>> Python? I've looked through a few so far and they are ok ("Learning
>> Python", "Python: How to Program") but am still hoping to find one
>> doesn't assume any prior knowledge of programming and defines terms
>> they are first presented. (That might be a tall order, I know...)
Try these two:
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