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2 Minute Introduction (File I/O) [ID:1349] (Free) (1/5)

in series: Python Beginners - File I/O

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This 2 minute introduction covers the following four episodes where we cover reading text files into Python, reading and writing text files, reading and writing binary files and persisting data with cPickle.

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44. anonymous Mon, 23 Nov 2009 05:58

Hi, good incentive. I am new to python and this is my first python video. Can you suggest me any videos on how to run python files on apache...

Kind Regards,


43. anonymous Thu, 19 Nov 2009 22:17

Nice job!

42. anonymous Thu, 15 Oct 2009 08:55

Once again great job.

41. anonymous Sun, 04 Oct 2009 02:45

The sound volume is too low.

40. anonymous Wed, 30 Sep 2009 19:17

Very hard to hear, and understand, and speaking way too fast, otherwise good video

39. anonymous Tue, 29 Sep 2009 06:40

clear illustration , however a little bit fast for me.

38. anonymous Fri, 25 Sep 2009 18:19

I did not like the video of you as far as learning goes. It was a bit distracting. Following you voice and looking at text worked much better for me.

37. anonymous Wed, 23 Sep 2009 16:00

Nice intro. Well explained. Thanks

If you could speak up a little that would be great... I've got VLC maxxed out at 200% with my speakers on full and still have trouble hearing you.

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Hard to hear audio

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31. anonymous Mon, 17 Aug 2009 17:51

Great,I've been trying to learn reading, but for resons i won't go into here, i think this will be a much better way for me to learn. I will join the club, but live on a fixed incom so it might take a little while for me to do it.

Thank You for taking the time to do this.



Good intro. Wasn't sure if I needed pickel or not, but with this introduction I will for sure be viewing it.

29. anonymous Wed, 12 Aug 2009 13:37

Great vid, u speak loud and clear.

28. anonymous Sat, 08 Aug 2009 21:43

very good quality. Intro given very clearly. Thanks!

27. anonymous Mon, 03 Aug 2009 02:45

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3 Minute Oveview (What Does Python Look Like?)

simple and informative. you draw me in
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