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First 5 Minutes with Python [ID:297] (4/4)

in series: 5-Minutes With Python

video tutorial by Ian Ozsvald, added 06/07

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I'm often asked 'what are the resources and tutorials like for Python?' so here I try to answer the questions you might ask in your first 5 minutes with Python.

First we look at python.org's documentation and HOWTO section, then we move to my Python Resources for Newbies video at ShowMeDo to learn about on-line tutorials, newsgroups, news, download and community sites. This video is a part of our Python Collection.

Finally we look at Guido van Rossum's Python Tutorial and use the bundled IDLE editor to write and run a one-line Python program.

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Thanks.

Wish I had found this resource sooner. Now, though, the other topics should make me able to increase skills faster.


All is new in Python for me. Great movie! Thank you!


Thanks for the 5 minute intro to python. I've got 2 Nutshell books, but I think I'll be using them only to supplement these ShowMeDo vids. Great job!!! Thanks for keeping it available to the general public for free :) Maybe I can return the favor and make a video one day myself.


180. Ted Maciag Mon, 11 Oct 2010 11:12

Keep up the good work.


Concise and informative. Thanks.


178. Takashi Sugimori Sat, 04 Sep 2010 10:26

Great. Thank you, Ian.

Actually I already knew what were explained, but I could enjoy the video.


177. salifoo Mon, 23 Aug 2010 04:08

short fun intro, would like to have more of those online if possible, kind of like of chronological video tutorial about learning python.

t.i.a.


Nice, short, sweet, useful. Thanks for doing this.


175. Richard Lorenz Fri, 23 Jul 2010 15:17

The "First 5 Minutes with Python" does give me an idea where to start studying. I'm moving from a group that favors perl to a group that lives with Python. Thanks!


Thanks a lot for your vidéos it helps me a lot for understanding this langage.

thanks


Nice pointers for a beginner.. thanks for sharing the video free.


172. david spiess Thu, 22 Jul 2010 16:16

Thank-you Ian!

At the speed you were talking you covered the right amount of content.


Where do I get that shell? Do I just run python.exe and use the cmd window?


hmm ok. But I'd rather SEE how you access the command reference and look for available methods and maybe even modules? How do I know what modules are available for python?! :/ is there a compehensive guide?


Nice & easy !


168. Colin Davis Tue, 08 Jun 2010 19:34

Great -- thanks!


Well done. The video is short and to the point. I am new to python and will visit the ShowMeDo website to learn more about python

Many thanks

Regards

Steven


I've got a basic C++ training, and decided to try doing something with Python. Thanks for the brief intro and the useful pointers.

One thought though - the video player looks great, but if I am watching I don't seem to be able to do anthing else (like trying to copy what you're doing). Could be useful to have the video player windowed.


165. Arnel Legaspi Sun, 30 May 2010 05:56

Thanks for the short screencast.


Thank you very much! I'm getting started with Python today and I'm very encouraged about the support that exists for this language.


163. steve papet Tue, 25 May 2010 14:11

Thanks! Brief and to the point.


An absolute novice would want to have more fun

with programming.Any suggestions??

Also the above tutorial was a good show.


161. BarryMaccaukner Wed, 12 May 2010 07:12

Thank you. I am just beginning to get started with python, and these videos are invaluable. I wouldn't have a clue how to get going if not for these vids. Thanks again.


great tutorial. Clear and simple


Very nice so far. I'm interested in working with Google Apps and I'm new to python.


Hello,

Your video 'First 5 minute with Python' was my first ventue into your website. I have seen you videos on mel UI and really enjoyed them.

Even though I concider myself an absolute beginner in python I have gto my head around what was outlined in the video already. What I did do was give a taste of video tutorial to come and, as I stated before, i am a complete python stary-eyed beginner and I do believe that there are tutorials in showmedo that can help me with this problem! cheers fella... You're a good egg


157. Nagaraju Fri, 07 May 2010 04:09

Thanks for the introduction videos and It is helpful for beginners. I would suggest that this 5 min video on "how to get the list of the available commands in python" for beginners.


156. Nagaraju Fri, 07 May 2010 04:09

Thanks for the introduction videos and It is helpful for beginners. I would suggest that this 5 min video on "how to get the list of the available commands in python" for beginners.


155. ETaylor Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:43

I thought it would be a 5 minute video, but it could cover a bit more. Thanks for the website though-great idea.


154. Luís Manuel Pimentel Trigo Sat, 17 Apr 2010 12:49

Very nice! thank you


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