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Recommend python sites / tutorials / forums / books ?

Post by bill_steamshovel » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:22 pm

Hello,

Have started doing an open learning python course at edx.

Was wondering about other useful sites or books for a python newb.

Will do some googling but if anyone has any recommendations could save me - and others in future some wading through sites advertising stuff for sale.

Thanks

Bill

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Re: Recommend python sites / tutorials / forums / books ?

Post by slipstick » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:28 am

Here's a couple of sites:

A free downloadable book:
https://greenteapress.com/wp/think-python-2e/ Note - the 2 refers to the book edition - the book actually uses Python 3.

The Python Software Foundation
https://www.python.org/
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Re: Recommend python sites / tutorials / forums / books ?

Post by bill_steamshovel » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:15 am

Thankyou.

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Re: Recommend python sites / tutorials / forums / books ?

Post by alex0809 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:30 pm

slipstick wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:28 am
Here's a couple of sites:

A free downloadable book:
https://greenteapress.com/wp/think-python-2e/ Note - the 2 refers to the book edition - the book actually uses Python 3.

The Python Software Foundation
https://www.python.org/
Thank you so much for sharing this precious information :-)
Don't have so much knowledge of Python Language that's why just want a little help: What are some interesting things to do with Python? I want to make something related to big data or machine learning.

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Re: Recommend python sites / tutorials / forums / books ?

Post by AndyMH » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:58 pm

I started off with this: (automate the boring stuff with python)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/159 ... UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Recommend python sites / tutorials / forums / books ?

Post by AZgl1500 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:46 pm

slipstick wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:28 am
Here's a couple of sites:

A free downloadable book:
https://greenteapress.com/wp/think-python-2e/ Note - the 2 refers to the book edition - the book actually uses Python 3.

The Python Software Foundation
https://www.python.org/
Thanks for this link, downloaded in PDF.

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Re: Recommend python sites / tutorials / forums / books ?

Post by sammartin8935 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:50 am

If you've never programmed before check out the Getting Started page on Learn To Code with Me by Laurence Bradford. She's done an incredible job of breaking down the steps beginners should take when they're uncertain about where to begin.

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Re: Recommend python sites / tutorials / forums / books ?

Post by MScott » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:33 am

Still using Windows, testing in progress to determine if I can completely move over to Linux Mint and not lose any software or hardware needs. I'm very hopeful Mint will be my next OS.

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