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Found this: http://hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu/~dyoo/p...tro/index.html and fell in love with the simplicity of the whole deal and then... http://www.ibiblio.org/obp/thinkCSpy/ reinforced my love for Python... I managed to read 50 pages in one ...
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    Talking Python tutorial


    Found this:

    http://hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu/~dyoo/p...tro/index.html

    and fell in love with the simplicity of the whole deal and then...

    http://www.ibiblio.org/obp/thinkCSpy/

    reinforced my love for Python... I managed to read 50 pages in one stretch and I am wanting more!

    Python is delicious!
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    Hi daacosta - That second link doesn't work for me. Anyone thinking of writing a game in Python will appreciate this link. I might download 'Conspiracy in Fairport' and see if it runs on my box.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    Is Python platform independent? This is an important factor for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by netstrider
    Is Python platform independent? This is an important factor for me
    Yes it is. It's an interpreted language: you can't write single executable files. Not sure how it compares with Java. You can link Python programmes with modules written in other languages ... Like C.

    I've even read about someone running Python apps on a Smart Phone, but it's not as popular as Java for jobs like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingal
    Hi daacosta - That second link doesn't work for me. Anyone thinking of writing a game in Python will appreciate this link. I might download 'Conspiracy in Fairport' and see if it runs on my box.
    First go to www.python.org

    Then click at getting started to reach:

    http://www.python.org/about/gettingstarted/

    Then "completely new to programming"

    http://wiki.python.org/moin/Beginner...NonProgrammers

    In there locate the link "How to think like a computer scientist" which is:

    http://www.ibiblio.org/obp/thinkCSpy/

    I downloaded the pdf from:

    http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpython/

    which is linked to the ibiblio website
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    i liked the python game code. that was kind of neat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daacosta
    First go to www.python.org ...
    Thanks daacosta ... I'll check that out later on. Got a busy weekend ahead by the looks of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingal
    Thanks daacosta ... I'll check that out later on. Got a busy weekend ahead by the looks of it.

    I can't stop reading this tutorial. Why can't programming books be like this? It is so well written that it just doesn't quit! The authors are funny, entertaining as well as informative...

    I hope you enjoy it as much as I have
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    Quote Originally Posted by daacosta
    I can't stop reading this tutorial. Why can't programming books be like this? It is so well written that it just doesn't quit! The authors are funny, entertaining as well as informative...

    I hope you enjoy it as much as I have
    You might - if you feel like an in-depth read - like this article about Python by Eric Raymond. It's culturally about hackerism as well - in the traditional sense of that word.

    If you don't fancy reading the whole thing, he basically says he likes it, initially he found it a useful replacement for Perl ... Then he kind of lapses into adoration. What's interesting is that Raymond is considered a top flight hacker: one of the 'Big Four'. Torvalds, Raymond, Stallman, Wall. There must be plenty of others ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingal
    You might - if you feel like an in-depth read - like this article about Python by Eric Raymond. It's culturally about hackerism as well - in the traditional sense of that word.

    If you don't fancy reading the whole thing, he basically says he likes it, initially he found it a useful replacement for Perl ... Then he kind of lapses into adoration. What's interesting is that Raymond is considered a top flight hacker: one of the 'Big Four'. Torvalds, Raymond, Stallman, Wall. There must be plenty of others ...
    Interesting... I wonder why Raymond didn't take a stance in favor of Python or Perl in his book 'Rebel Code'

    I am not sure where that list came from but in my opinion it is incomplete. For instance you are missing Donald Knuth, and Guido van Rossum... Those two guys are big and I'd dare to say bigger than Raymond (my subjective opinion)

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