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  1. #1
    mashlehash victim of incest [my perspicuously dependant flavourlessness]
    Can anybody direct me to any good tutorials, etc


    oh and also, feel free to chat about coding languages of any kind.
  2. #2
    Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    Python is the best thing since sliced bread.

    There you go. I hear it's better for newcomers to start with python 3+ however i find that a lot of the materials i use are written in 2.7, the syntax is a little different but starting with the newest will be best i reckon. Personally i have the interpreter for 2.7 and 3+ but i find myself working in 2.7 mostly for one reson or another.

    Also, python is dank as shit, everyone i talk to says it's an excellent general purpose language and i find it very forgiving to get into.
  3. #3
    Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    Here's some more useful stuff.

    Official Documentation

    Grey Hat Python, e-book

    Black Hat Python, e-book

    This is a good site to get into it as well. They even have an online 'interpreter' as it were so you don't even have to get python to start learning here.
  4. #4
    Lanny motherfucker
    My personal pick in python learning material is Think Python:

    It's probably the most "theoretical" popular resource, not in the sense that it doesn't have practical content but I think it covers more classically interesting content up front; recursion is covered in an early chapter whereas more traditional resources hide it away like some deep dirty secret which I think is both misguided a disservice to the novice since it's an interesting and important concept (consider that the pinnacle of introductory materials, SICP, uses a language that has no non-recursive looping construct).

    The other two other books which are popular are Learn Python the Hard Way (which I think is bullshit, Zed Shaw is a cunt and shits FUD all over the place with his subpar understanding of the language and its idiom) and Dive Into Python (which is good but a little blue collar for my tastes, perhaps the superior learning material but Think Python is more high minded IMO).
  5. #5
    Lanny motherfucker
    Also yeah, python has superior official documentation on all the core libraries. It's definitely worth getting to know early.
  6. #6
    arthur treacher African Astronaut
    I got halfway through 'python the hard way' and it sucked, and I quit.

    someday I may try again.
  7. #7
    mashlehash victim of incest [my perspicuously dependant flavourlessness]
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    mashlehash victim of incest [my perspicuously dependant flavourlessness]

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