[Tutor] how to learn python from scratch, (for simpe people)?

Emile van Sebille emile at fenx.com
Sun Oct 3 01:21:44 CEST 2010

On 10/2/2010 8:22 AM a a said...
> Dear Friends,
> I am writing for some assistence from an expert.
> I give you a short background to understand my need.
> (for your information I work with a macbook normally), but I do have desktop in Microsoft)
> I am not a programmer. My work has to do with old manuscripts and Philosophy.
> But recently, being in need of building a web site I did learn alone some html, dreamweaver, css and I made two web sites who came out pretty good.
> So, I have done of it my hobby, since I do like web design.
> But now I would like to go further, although remaining always an hobby.
> I would like to learn some programming, since I wish to build a program to run a database. Mybe more in the future if this goes well.
> I have some text, several books, text format. I want to make a program to vew and research these texts. Perhaps on a cd and on a desktop.
> On the internet I have read that an easy to learn and yet powerful language to start with is python.
> Now my questions:
> 1) Is python enough and complete to build a simple program of the kind deskribed above?
> 2) Will I be able to build standalone program with it?
> 2) where do I start learning? SOMETHING AS SIMPE AS POSSIBLE!
> Thank you very much
> Jerome

I'd suggest you check out Alan's site at


He hangs out here and you'll be able to get any additional clarification 
you need.

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Finally, i'd suggest you start with python2 (vs python3) -- most of the 
info you'll find on the net is python2 and not always up to date for 

Good luck!


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