2015-08-19 at 1:26 PM UTCCan anybody direct me to any good tutorials, etc
oh and also, feel free to chat about coding languages of any kind.
2015-08-19 at 3:27 PM UTCPython 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.
2015-08-25 at 10:39 PM UTC
2015-08-26 at 6:01 AM UTCMy personal pick in python learning material is Think Python: http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpython/html/index.html
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).
2015-08-26 at 6:02 AM UTCAlso yeah, python has superior official documentation on all the core libraries. It's definitely worth getting to know early.
2015-08-26 at 5:43 PM UTCI got halfway through 'python the hard way' and it sucked, and I quit.
someday I may try again.
2020-11-08 at 6:42 AM UTCDo90
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