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Help a beginner

Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:18 PM

Hello guys :)
I just started programming, and i have no experince at all.

I saw a video on how to download Python. It told me to both download Python and Visual Studio Code. I did what he told, and my program is working just fine!
I really want to know more about programming, but there is no guides, with both Python and Visual Studio Code. But there is a lot of guides with Java and C++. Should i stay with Visual Studio Code or should i change?

Since im totally new, i only know the command print("...") which commands should i learn next?


please when answering try to write in a language that a newbie would understand.

Luggi :)

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Re: Help a beginner

Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:36 PM

I would highly suggest picking up a book on python.
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Re: Help a beginner

Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:39 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 15 October 2017 - 03:36 PM, said:

I would highly suggest picking up a book on python.

Can you suggest any? :)
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Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:42 PM

I am always a fan of hitting up amazon.. search for 'python'.. sort by more recent..and see which as 3+ reviews.. then eyeball those reviews to see if anything glaring.. and if you still have a few left compare the indexes. Works almost all the time!
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Re: Help a beginner

Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:50 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 15 October 2017 - 03:42 PM, said:

I am always a fan of hitting up amazon.. search for 'python'.. sort by more recent..and see which as 3+ reviews.. then eyeball those reviews to see if anything glaring.. and if you still have a few left compare the indexes. Works almost all the time!

Thanks alot! :)
Will it make any difference that i use Visual Studio Code, or does it work no matter the program?
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Re: Help a beginner

Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:51 PM

Python the Hard Way seems to be the best thing on offer of late, though there are certainly plenty of other options. Allen Downey's Think Python is also worth a look (available from Allen as a free download, or as a printed book from O'Reilly - full disclosure, I have met Allen several times and he's a very nice guy)
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Re: Help a beginner

Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:02 PM

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 15 October 2017 - 03:51 PM, said:

Python the Hard Way seems to be the best thing on offer of late, though there are certainly plenty of other options. Allen Downey's Think Python is also worth a look (available from Allen as a free download, or as a printed book from O'Reilly - full disclosure, I have met Allen several times and he's a very nice guy)

Learn Python 3 the Hard Way definitely seems like a interesting book! :D
Thanks alot!
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Re: Help a beginner

Posted 19 October 2017 - 08:20 AM

I agree; you ned a book (or other written reference) to learn Python.

Just remember: Even if you buy - and read - and understand - ten books; the only way to learn is to make some code yourself. And, yes; it can be a frustratingly slow and difficult at start. But you will advance with training and time spend.

Happy Coding.
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 09:02 AM

I just starting read Quick Python book to learn, its the best you can do as well...
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Re: Help a beginner

Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:16 AM

If you wouldn't mind an online tutorial, you could try the one at TutorialsPoint: https://www.tutorial...thon3/index.htm

They have quite a few examples there, and you can modify and run each code snippet directly from your browser.
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Re: Help a beginner

Posted 25 October 2017 - 11:58 PM

If you need a reference once you learn a few chapters I would recommend downloading the python3 app on your cell (which is free). You can study, practice what you've learned and refresh your memory.
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