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    Hi I'm new to python .. I searched and found a lot of material to learn and I don't know where to start. please note I don't want to be a web developer .. i want to be able to make scripts for automation and simple applications with gui.
    Skyw3lker posted this question on 3/5/14 | python
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  • I learned with www.codecademy.com/ . It's not perfect (I find that it moves a bit fast, so don't feel bad if you don't get everything at first and have to redo lessons) but it's good for teaching the basics.
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  • Ckeck out Udacity.com it has a great beginner programming course for free. You learn to use Python by making a search engine. The videos are good and each lesson builds on top of the previous so you feel challenged, bu tnot overwhelmed.
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  • You can check the below course in coursera. Learn to program the fundemantals www.coursera.org/course/programming1 Interactive Programming using Python www.coursera.org/course/interactivepython
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  • I strongly recommend 'Think Python' by Allen Downey if you are new to both Python and programming in general. The "Learn Python The Hardway" linked to above is an okay introduction to the Python language and syntax, but it's not a very good intro to data structures and learning how to approach problems like those found here. You can buy a paper copy from Amazon, etc, or download it for free (completely legally) from the author's website: www.greenteapress.com/thinkpython/
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  • I would recommend "Learning Python" by Mark Lutz, very detailed explanation about all the concepts involved in Python. I believe most of the things you need to know about the language and its inner working are explained in a comprehensive way. shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920028154.do
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  • I learned my basics from youtube, searching "python lesson 1" usually gives you a proper introduction to the basics of python. alot of the results are also related to seminars and they will i most cases cover the basics very good and in a proper speed if you have problems paying attention. When you get the hang of the functions and how they work. you can in most cases google and look at basic code to understand the first 5 easy lessons here on coderbyte. i highly recommend to try and error alot on those. ignore the time, if you get a low score, beat your old one on your next attempt. the goal here is not to score high, but to understand what you did ;) and when you do complete one, google the type of code you used and see if you can do it with less code, in less lines and more effective. you learn alot by analyzing your own code and of course others.
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