Name: [002] Ian Ozsvald
Member: 128 months
Authored: 181 videos
Description: I am the co-founder of ShowMeDo (see, author of `The Screencasting Handbook <>`_ and the founder of the professional screencast production company `ProCasts <>`_: .. image:: ...

Beginning Python [ID:001]

a series of video-tutorials by Ian Ozsvald

[This series is out of date, you should really go to the new Python 2.5 series - Python Newbies on XP series].Three videos covering the download and installation of the Python programming language on a Windows machine and a small introduction to the Python interpreter.

Video Tutorials

1. Downloading Python for Windows

[These are out of date, for Python 2.5 you should really go visit the newer Python Newbies on XP series]. Here we show you how to download the powerful Python programming language (version 2.4.2) for Microsoft Windows from the website.This ShowMeDo will compliment the notes at the Download page over at the Beginner's Guide to Python.

2. Installing Python for Windows

[These are out of date, for Python 2.5 you should really go visit the newer Python Newbies on XP series]. In this ShowMeDo we walk you through installing the Python programming language and the built-in libraries onto a Windows XP machine, we explain what the default options mean and show those that normally won't need to be changed. There are some complimentary notes on 'How do I run a Python p [...]

3. A Simple Introduction to the Python Interpreter

We introduce the Python language by showing the user how to open the Python interpreter from the Microsoft Windows Start Menu and test some of Python's basic features. Features briefly introduced include variables, logic, a formatted 'print' statement, iteration with a 'for' loop, lists and iteration over lists. This introduction will compliment the Python Tutorial by Python's creator Guido van [...]

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3 Minute Oveview (What Does Python Look Like?)

simple and informative. you draw me in
70 months ago


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