[Tutor] want to chat with someone - phone, skype, or email

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Mon Jan 2 23:44:34 CET 2012

Tamar Osher wrote:
> Hi!  I have never before learned a programming language, and I started
> learning Python a couple of days ago.  I am wondering: How does a person
> make the leap from reading about Python to doing Python?

Open a terminal window, or an IDE, and start typing code.

That's it. There's no magic. You can read all the books you like, but 
eventually you need to type code. And then you are doing Python.

You say you have "read" the tutorials. But have you *done* the tutorials, 
actually typing code at a prompt and looking at the result?

If not, then do so. Reading is great, but there is absolutely no substitute 
for *doing*.


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