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An introduction to Python resources - Part 1/2 [ID:072] (1/2)

in series: Resources for Python Newbies

video tutorial by Ian Ozsvald, added 03/07

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On-line resources to help you get started with Python programming. Here I introduce the resources I'd show to any new Python programmer. Note that the audio finishes abruptly at the end of the video - sorry about that!

Uploaded on 20th October 2006, running time 12 minutes.

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I greatly appreciate the coverage of tutorials especially non-official tutorials.Also appreciate the books available.

Thanks for the info, it is well received.

I like to know that there is another source of info awailable except school.

Keep up the good work.

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76. VinceEpita Sat, 05 Jun 2010 09:02

This was helpful. Though somewhat dated, it is still pretty accurate considering it's 4 years old! Still if there are newer resources for beginners it would be helpful to update it

You provided some very useful information that led to other useful information! Thank you!

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Great resource for beginners like me. I'm happy to know that I was on the right track. I already own the book, Beginning Python from Novice to Professional. It is a great book for newbies.

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No complaints here, I'm definetly going to look into at least one of those books. Thanks much.

72. Wed, 17 Mar 2010 23:48

It is good for beginners those who want to learn python. I am also one among of them. if you post comparison of python with shell script , perl etc. it would be easy to learn.

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Good info.

Nice introduction to the resources. There are some instructional videos in youtube. I found videos easyer to follow and put us faster on track.


this video was done up in 2006 which in computerese is quite awhile back - are there any new beginner python resources worth doing an update or addendum?

67. ufqglnpys Fri, 22 Jan 2010 16:22

I am just starting to learn this. The recommendations help. I will comment once I get into it a little. kevin

66. srbivndn Wed, 20 Jan 2010 01:26

very helpful, thanks

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64. Michaelhoda Mon, 11 Jan 2010 03:19

Very informative about python. Clear, Concise and I will be referring back to this site in the future.

Thank you for your efforts Ian (and the rest of the Showmedo team)

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61. anonymous Sat, 02 Jan 2010 21:51

Thank you!

60. anonymous Sat, 02 Jan 2010 21:51

Thank you!

59. anonymous Sat, 02 Jan 2010 21:51

Thank you!

Very helpful . I hope that this will be updated.

57. anonymous Wed, 16 Dec 2009 09:28

Excellent tutorial - thanks for your great presentation.

56. anonymous Wed, 09 Dec 2009 20:58

Thanks for the videos :)

55. anonymous Sat, 31 Oct 2009 18:26

I thought this video was effective because it, unlike some other resources, does not make the mistake of assuming a new users is already knowledgeable to some degree. Sometimes its hard for an intermediate/advanced programmer to teach beginners. Not the case with this video, easy to understand.

The speaker also points the user to a few key places that seem like, though I haven't perused these sources myself, they explain very well. The tutorial was short and sweet, to the point, and listed resources that looked promising. Thank you very much for your help!

54. anonymous Thu, 22 Oct 2009 17:30

This video was very informative. It pointed me in the right direction, as I'm not just a novice to python, I'm a novice to programming in general. Thank you for your efforts. I find more and more resources like this on the internet everyday, and it encourages me greatly that people in the world are freely sharing their knowledge and expertise for the betterment of us all.

53. anonymous Sun, 18 Oct 2009 11:21

very good. helpful for those switching language

52. anonymous Wed, 14 Oct 2009 14:19

The links you mention look great. I've done some Python programming and will enjoy the Python challenge site.


51. anonymous Wed, 30 Sep 2009 13:56

Nice intro to resources, and keeping the resources list up-to-date.

50. anonymous Sun, 20 Sep 2009 16:47

Thanks Ian. I'm wondering whether these screencasts can be edited at all.

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