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python for a noob

Posted 03 July 2006 - 11:33 AM

hi,
python is my first language (i had done a little bit of vb before). i have gone through the tutorials which are in the python help but dont find them quite usefull as i am having problems with the syntax. could you please suggest some good tutorials from where i can get get knowledge of the syntax of python.
regards,
dragonfly
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Posted 03 July 2006 - 11:35 AM

How about the documentation section of the Python website. Theres a cool tut and it's in PDF, which is really yummy.
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Posted 03 July 2006 - 11:41 AM

you've done this tutorial?
http://docs.python.org/tut/
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Posted 03 July 2006 - 12:42 PM

I'd also like to recommend the book Dive Into Python...is is extremley useful, and is free:
http://diveintopython.org/
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 02:22 AM

A Byte of Python:An anti-venom to your programming problems is what i am using, it is quite easy to follow and FREE.
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Re: python for a noob

Posted 28 July 2006 - 09:17 AM

View Postdragonfly, on 3 Jul, 2006 - 11:33 AM, said:

hi,
python is my first language (i had done a little bit of vb before). i have gone through the tutorials which are in the python help but dont find them quite usefull as i am having problems with the syntax. could you please suggest some good tutorials from where i can get get knowledge of the syntax of python.
regards,
dragonfly


I think the most common cause of syntax problems for beginners is
Python's use of spaces at the beginning of a line

def f(x):
	if x==0:
	   print "ok"
	   return 0
	else:
	   print "not ok"
	   return 1



The outline format must be strictly followed. That means statements grouped together must have exactly the same same indentation AND you are going to get into BIG trouble if you mix tabs with spaces.

I am working on a "Computer Science Basics with Python" tutorial. Anyone are interested in reading a prerelease version should contact me through my web site: jazimmer.net
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Posted 29 July 2006 - 09:33 AM

I also like How to think like a Computer Scientist: Learning With Python

View Postdragonfly, on 3 Jul, 2006 - 01:33 PM, said:

hi,
python is my first language (i had done a little bit of vb before). i have gone through the tutorials which are in the python help but dont find them quite usefull as i am having problems with the syntax. could you please suggest some good tutorials from where i can get get knowledge of the syntax of python.
regards,
dragonfly

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