Name: [002] Ian Ozsvald
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A Simple Introduction to the Python Interpreter [ID:003] (3/3)

in series: Beginning Python

video tutorial by Ian Ozsvald, added 03/07

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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 Rossum, and the documentation over at the Beginner's Guide to Python.

After this, you might want to see these RUR-PLE videos which will help you to learn Python and see this 30 minute tour of on-line Python resources.

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7. anonymous Tue, 24 Nov 2009 13:10

Very good! It is quick enough to keep your interest but slow enough to actually type into a console at the same time! Awesome!



6. anonymous Thu, 01 Oct 2009 20:34

This is my first visit to this site.

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this! Your work is much appreciated!


5. anonymous Wed, 09 Sep 2009 03:36

was good !

4. anonymous Sat, 04 Apr 2009 15:34

Simple enough, clear.

Nice intro, thanks for the video.

unfortunately, I am unable to download to my windows Xp!!

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simple and informative. you draw me in
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