what is the best way to learn python?

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what is the best way to learn python?

Postby buttaflyman » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:14 am

what would be the best way to learn python?
i have no access to anyone that can teach me python so i thought video tutorials would be the best.
if you think differently, please tell me.
thanks :)
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Re: what is the best way to learn python?

Postby ochichinyezaboombwa » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:21 am

Video tutorials take 15-30 minutes for every single concept; some you don't really need, some you could get much faster. In other words, video tutorials will take you much more time than non-video ones (http://docs.python.org/2/tutorial/ http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpytho ... index.html http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/ https://developers.google.com/edu/python/ etc etc).

Unless you cannot read.

Most importantly: do a lot of exercises daily, no exceptions for Fridays and Sundays and for today.
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Re: what is the best way to learn python?

Postby buttaflyman » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:24 am

thanks but i still go to school and i dont have that mucht time
all my extra time will be p[ython time
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Re: what is the best way to learn python?

Postby micseydel » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:18 am

It depends on your preferences. I learned by reading Magnus Lie Hetland's Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional (Apress) many years ago and also used the How to think like a computer scientist link above. I hate video tutorials. I hate having to wait for them and not being able to skim, I hate that they require more focus than reading, and just generally prefer other methods of learning.

After I got a solid foundation from the two sources above, I learned way more on this very forum than I probably could have otherwise.

Just reading won't help entirely though. You have to find something you like, and write programs. The more you code, the more you'll learn. I have a dozen half-finished programs on my computer, but even though I didn't finish them, I learned a great deal from each of them. If you're creative enough to find ways to enjoy programming, you'll be able to learn it much easier than someone with no creativity who's good at something like algorithmic math (everything up through Calculus in high school for me).
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Re: what is the best way to learn python?

Postby behi » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:01 pm

buttaflyman wrote:what would be the best way to learn python?
i have no access to anyone that can teach me python so i thought video tutorials would be the best.
if you think differently, please tell me.
thanks :)

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