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#1 2005-12-29 11:13:12

Komodo
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Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

Anyone got a decent, comprehensive Python tutorial? Something with a decent layout, good examples and/or exercises and possible a fair bit of humour would do the job nicely...


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#2 2005-12-29 11:29:47

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

http://diveintopython.org/

Best tutorial into a language I've ever seen.


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#3 2005-12-29 11:39:55

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

Many thanks dust smile


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#4 2005-12-29 12:38:41

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

http://docs.python.org/tut/tut.html

if your into books, python cookbook by O'Reilly is good.

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#5 2005-12-29 12:41:48

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

I saw that one thanks Penguin, it just seems a bit formal...

I've got Python cookbook; it's one of the few books I"ve got for programming. I want to get used to learning from online resources though, cos I'm fed up of paying for books that are 20-40 quid apiece. I suppose it's silly not to use it when I've paid for it, but I really want to try and adjust (I"m so used to learning from too-expensive books that contain everything you could ever want to look up, rather than finding decent info online). Plus there are so many great tips from other coders online...


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#6 2005-12-29 13:55:24

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

Dust's one and penguins one are the two I used along with python cookbook, which is also available online, and some random things i found on google.

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#7 2005-12-29 14:11:56

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

I appreciate you telling me that iphitus, thanks wink


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#8 2005-12-29 20:09:12

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

I used Penguin's link and......................

www.google.com

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#9 2005-12-31 21:21:34

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I know exactly what you mean Komodo. For one, finances do not allow for me to continously fund my "need to learn" fetish. For two, I much rather learn online, save a local copy of the latest reference, and bang out from there. When I'm in the zone, I don't like having to get up and thumb through a library. Though I do enjoy having a book to read while indesposed..


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#10 2005-12-31 21:34:08

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

dust wrote:

When I'm in the zone, I don't like having to get up and thumb through a library. Though I do enjoy having a book to read while indesposed..

Yeah, I know that feeling. It feels best to consider books as last-resort references for detailed info on a particularly library you want to use... the net's just so much faster for finding things generally, and since there's always more than one site offering a tutorial or explanation of whatever it is you're seeking, you're far more likely to make sense of things quickly.


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#11 2005-12-31 21:38:46

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

My 2nd project (once I get more familiar with Ruby) is to create a language reference parser. Basically it'll hit the reference site, grep for the library(ies) you need, and then print it to a gtk text window. I'm sure something like that exists, but I find myself really wanting something like this when I'm going at it.


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#12 2005-12-31 21:48:49

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

dust wrote:

My 2nd project (once I get more familiar with Ruby) is to create a language reference parser. Basically it'll hit the reference site, grep for the library(ies) you need, and then print it to a gtk text window. I'm sure something like that exists, but I find myself really wanting something like this when I'm going at it.

That's SUCH a good idea! It's double the reward - you have a project to test your knowledge of the language AND you get a product that will further aid you in learning the language's features! Great going dust, I'm really impressed by that thinking. big_smile


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#13 2006-01-02 10:25:44

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I'd be interested in a program like that, heh. *lazy*

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#14 2006-01-02 10:58:54

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

Here is my favourite link for learning python, but it is no tutorial. It's a riddle, where you use pyhton and the python lib to solve it.
The first level are simple and get more and more difficult.

http://www.pythonchallenge.com/

Have fun.

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#15 2006-01-02 11:11:06

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

Haha you legend sunnemer; that's perfect for a challenge - nice one!


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#16 2006-01-03 16:42:14

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

That python challenge sucks though - you don't even need python until like the 7th one for the pickle crap... then I think you can do up to like 12 or so without python.

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#17 2006-01-03 17:32:13

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

phrakture wrote:

That python challenge sucks though - you don't even need python until like the 7th one for the pickle crap... then I think you can do up to like 12 or so without python.

So suggest something else punk tongue   Not everyone's gifted at programming like you; I need something enjoyable to challenge me. You got any ideas?

I've got loads of plans for projects, but would rather do something challenging and pre-fabricated by someone else first.


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#18 2006-01-03 19:58:51

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

Heh, I'm not saying it's not fun.  And you *can* do it with python and learn alot... I just don't see anything really specific in the python challenge to make it python-only.

I think cactus did the first 6 in ruby faster than I did in all python.

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#19 2006-01-03 20:20:19

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

phrakture wrote:

Heh, I'm not saying it's not fun.  And you *can* do it with python and learn alot... I just don't see anything really specific in the python challenge to make it python-only.

/me shrugs

I'll give it a go... it's better than nothing I suppose. I need to get up to scratch with python FAST now I'm on the Magnum dev team; I badly want to contribute something of value to the team, and can't until I'm more familiar with the nuances of python.


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#20 2006-01-05 11:03:32

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

phrakture wrote:

That python challenge sucks though - you don't even need python until like the 7th one for the pickle crap... then I think you can do up to like 12 or so without python.

You are absolutely right. Have a look at the forum of pyhtonchallenge.com. There are lot of solutions without using python.  But if somebody is interested learning python and has fun in cracking riddles , i think pythonchallenge is the right way.

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#21 2006-01-11 12:21:16

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Re: Seeking python tutorial for fun and friendship, maybe more..

http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/v … ver+Python

I just found this. Good introductory tutorial-series for Python.

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