Name: [002] Ian Ozsvald
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3 Minute Oveview (What Does Python Look Like?) [ID:729] (Free) (1/6)

in series: Python Beginners - What Does Python Look Like?

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This overview will show you what's covered in this Club series. The aim is to show you, the new Python programmer, what Python looks like. I also link to external articles so you can compare how Python works with whatever language you know.

You're not expected to know much about programming but I do assume that you know basic concepts like variables, loops and functions.

Links - Informal Introduction to Python, Language Comparisons.

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107. Nuwan Chaturanga Thu, 14 Oct 2010 22:37

Thanks you for making this video series. It is real help for starters like me.

the demo is nice but why should I comment on every part

105. Woody Dykes Mon, 11 Oct 2010 08:46

simple and informative. you draw me in

104. Mehmet Baykan Sun, 10 Oct 2010 03:39


sound quality not good on this video.

Awesomely done!

Good short intro


Good overview, could use an update since it is a couple years old now.

96. Nicholas Kinar Thu, 12 Aug 2010 18:12

Very simple and easy introduction to Python; thank you!

So far, so good. Very clear speaking style. Will watch other Ian videos.

love it, keep it comming

I appreciate it

Not enough.

It's like saying there is a cake out there and it is good and frosted and sooner or later we will tell you what it is.

Why not just start? Why the dance?

92. Ronly Schlenk Mon, 26 Jul 2010 16:11

Thanks for the list of compare Python to other programming languages. Very helpful to me!

sounds interesting

90. Gerald Mendoza Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:24

I enjoyed the tutorial very much.

89. ksbalaji Wed, 21 Jul 2010 10:23

Good introduction to Python. Thanks.

good points to start with..

86. Samo Blatnik Tue, 15 Jun 2010 09:49

Hi guys, i love this, keep up the good work \o/ Regards from Ljubljana/Slovenia

84. Peter Lopez Tue, 08 Jun 2010 19:17

Good perspective for curious people thinking about first time programming. I don't program. Instead I script and do network administration Windows networks.

Very good overview; clear info and helpful references.


82. Anne Meixner Fri, 04 Jun 2010 10:18

short intro

81. Alejandro Fri, 23 Apr 2010 18:44

Good introductory material. The topic of resources is sometimes overlooked. Thanks for the video and the links.

I'm a sysadmin and I'll start learning python. I have a little knowlege about it but I would like to master it and start using it as muy own language in a while.

probably, i'll give some other feedback on the future.


VERY CLEAR SOUND... Thank you very much!

78. Jon Smith Sat, 13 Mar 2010 13:24

Looking forward to cont. the series.

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