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#1 defurman

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 07:45 AM

I am running Ubuntu 'Lucid Lynx' and i would like to start learning a programming language. I opened a terminal and typed 'Python' up popped a reply: Python 2.6.5. So i suppose it's ready to go. I know this may sound silly but what do i do next? I want to learn from the very bottom up so any suggestions would be really appreciated. Thanks

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#2 groovicus

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 09:49 AM

http://python.about.com/od/gettingstarted/ss/helloworld.htm

After that, you should learn how to use your search engine to find tutorials. :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 05:22 PM

http://python.about.com/od/gettingstarted/ss/helloworld.htm

After that, you should learn how to use your search engine to find tutorials. :thumbsup:


Hey,

As you're a mod, i thought maybe you oculd tell me what Python is used for?

hehe, thanks!

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 01:04 AM

Here is another great site that I used to learn python. http://www.dickbaldwin.com/tocpyth.htm
To be honest, I don't really know what python is used for exactly, but some programs are written in Python language, but they are pretty rare to find. Python is a great place to start for newbies who want to learn how to program.
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#5 groovicus

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 09:05 AM

I don't really know what python is used for exactly,


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#6 wfriction

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:13 AM

Search for the free book: Think Python: How to think like a computer scientist.
That is a great one.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:29 AM

We are using Python in my physics class in college. We haven't learned much yet but we have done 3D vectoring and 3D graphics on the program.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 09:41 PM

Python is a very versatile scripting language that can be used in a variety of applications, including web applications as well as security-related applications. I have primarily used it in the analysis of malware, but like I said it can be used for many other things. The syntax is very readable and intuitive. I agree with some of the book and website recommendations listed in the previous posts. Good luck.




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