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What would be a good first program for a seasoned programmer who is new to python?

I know a number of programming languages, including Basic (etc...), C (etc...), HTML/Javascript/CSS/Java/PHP among others. I am learning for self-pleasure, but obviously I can and do put it for use towards financial gain sometimes.

Essentially, starting a fairly simply language such as Python from the basics is incredibly unstimulating. I was thinking of diving head first by creating my own program (any suggestions as to complexity?) and learning it that way. Does anyone else have any experience or input?
May 7 '21 #1
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Implement some maths formula e.g. Sieve of Eratosthenes or some other prime number generator. That's usually my first call when trying out a new language as it involves control structures and printing data and/or writing files.

Implement a simple(ish) search routine, can you find all the occurrences of a word in a file? Can you extract all matching lines? Can you extract all matching lines only once even if the word appears on some lines more than once?

Slightly depends if you have a use in mind in which case something related to that use.
May 18 '21 #2

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