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Name: [002] Ian Ozsvald
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printing [ID:755] (14/14)

in series: Python Beginners - Common Variables and Containers

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Printing will change between Python 2.x (as shown here) and Python 3000 (the next major revision). The change is simple but will be one of the more visible changes you'll see. Here I give some behind-the-scenes info on how printing (and representation) works.


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I watched all 14 sessions today. I have used older languages but not "C".

I really liked the entire series. I have previously read one of the tutorials. One of the advantages of the video is, I am assuming, that you bring out the important points, and of the things you should be aware. In all of the first 13 video's I don't feel a strong need to go look at the documentation right now. Printing syntax on the other hand is not clear from the video, at least to me. Great job, thanks for all the work.


Another good course, as the others are as well.

Very Good introduction series. Thanks@


Excellent series. I wish all my programming classes could have been done this way. Looking forward to starting the next series, not sure which one, but I'm sure it will be as good as this one.

Thank you,


Excellent series, I have 30yrs programming experience and converting over to python. This is very informative even for someone with programming experience.


Thank you a lot for your time in sharing your knowledge about the awesome python language. I do want to learn python because is cross platform and is open source!!! . Please keep making more videos. Thank you


Brilliant! Very intuitive and easy to digest.

This was a very useful Series and I'm looking forward to all the others!


You rock!

These Video tutorials are intuitive and great for incorporating with Python 3 Books. Your videos provide hands on work and visual stimulation. My current read, ("Programming in Python 3") stimulates additional portions of my brain. The combination of the two makes for improved python material retention.


I've enjoyed this series immensely.

Thanks, the series has been a very helpful intro to Python.

One comment, on the last episode, the audio volume was too low. Even with all my volume sliders maxed out, I had problems hearing what you were saying. Previous episodes had been OK.

Thank you!

This series is *very* useful!

I think it is great that you mentioined the 3000 change...

making it very useful even today (2009-05-02)

keep up the good work!

Thanks Ian, for me this has been a fantastic series answering lots of questions thus increasing my programming knowledge. Great job!

Much appreciated.

Definitely a helpful series, a nosedive into Python data types - made really easy. Thank You.

Yes, the print statement is the most visible change. There are subtler changes (we might cover this in a video...) like the dictionary losing some operators, but they're each fixed by using an existing operator so Guido's 2to3 tool can auto-convert the change.

Many people seem to be really worried about the changes but, frankly, whilst we'll have to do some conversion won't be hard. The revisions make the language more consistent and that means it'll be easier for beginners to learn - and that's really important in the long run.


I am wondering how different will python 3000 be. I watched the Google video of Guido Van Rossum talking about it . It surprised me that syntax-wise, the print statement is basically the only notorious change.

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