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Hi, I'm brand new to programming. Have any suggestions? I'm young.
Was it a good idea to start with python? I was planning on creating a
very simple program that asked yes/no questions for a school project.

-Thanks!
Jun 27 '08 #1
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On Apr 14, 9:00 pm, agent E 10 <eddieat...@gmail.comwrote:
Hi, I'm brand new to programming. Have any suggestions? I'm young.
Was it a good idea to start with python? I was planning on creating a
very simple program that asked yes/no questions for a school project.
IMHO, Python is an excellent language to start with. Have you read the
tutorial? http://docs.python.org/tut/tut.html
-Thanks!
Jun 27 '08 #2
On Apr 14, 8:37*pm, Benjamin <musiccomposit...@gmail.comwrote:
On Apr 14, 9:00 pm, agent E 10 <eddieat...@gmail.comwrote:* *Hi, I'm brand new to programming. Have any suggestions? I'm young.
Was it a good idea to start with python? I was planning on creating a
very simple program that asked yes/no questions for a school project.

IMHO, Python is an excellent language to start with. Have you read the
tutorial?http://docs.python.org/tut/tut.html
-Thanks!- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -
No, I haven't. I have been reading off of this site
http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/alan.gauld/ is this a good site to
learn off of? About how long will it take me to learn the basics of
the language?
-Thanks 4 all ur help! Agent E 10
Jun 27 '08 #3
On Apr 15, 6:37 pm, agent E 10 <eddieat...@gmail.comwrote:
On Apr 14, 8:37 pm, Benjamin <musiccomposit...@gmail.comwrote:
On Apr 14, 9:00 pm, agent E 10 <eddieat...@gmail.comwrote: Hi, I'm brand new to programming. Have any suggestions? I'm young.
Was it a good idea to start with python? I was planning on creating a
very simple program that asked yes/no questions for a school project.
IMHO, Python is an excellent language to start with. Have you read the
tutorial?http://docs.python.org/tut/tut.html
-Thanks!- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -

No, I haven't. I have been reading off of this sitehttp://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/alan.gauld/is this a good site to
learn off of? About how long will it take me to learn the basics of
the language?
I took a brief glance. It seems like a good start! Compared to other
programming languages, Python is very easily to learn.
-Thanks 4 all ur help! Agent E 10
Jun 27 '08 #4
En Tue, 15 Apr 2008 20:37:40 -0300, agent E 10 <ed********@gmail.com>
escribió:
On Apr 14, 8:37*pm, Benjamin <musiccomposit...@gmail.comwrote:
>On Apr 14, 9:00 pm, agent E 10 <eddieat...@gmail.comwrote:* *Hi,
I'm brand new to programming. Have any suggestions? I'm young.
Was it a good idea to start with python? I was planning on creating a
very simple program that asked yes/no questions for a school project.

IMHO, Python is an excellent language to start with. Have you read the
tutorial?http://docs.python.org/tut/tut.html

No, I haven't. I have been reading off of this site
http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/alan.gauld/ is this a good site to
learn off of? About how long will it take me to learn the basics of
the language?
I'm unsure if teaching Javascript, VBScript and Python at the same time is
a good thing, I'd think one would get a language soup and mix all the
concepts, but if it works for you, go ahead.
For other resources, see the beginners section in the Python wiki:
http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide

--
Gabriel Genellina

Jun 27 '08 #5

On Wed, 2008-04-16 at 02:35 -0300, Gabriel Genellina wrote:
I'm unsure if teaching Javascript, VBScript and Python at the same time is
a good thing, I'd think one would get a language soup and mix all the
concepts, but if it works for you, go ahead.
For other resources, see the beginners section in the Python wiki:
http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide
Well, as an example, I learnt Python to a decent level of competency in
2 days. I looked through the Dive into Python tuts, and then had a look
at the Python GUI FAQ (Which didn't really help much, as I started with
a GTK based GUI app). A little bit of Googling and a couple of questions
to this list gave me everything that I needed to roll out a pretty
decent application in 5 days. Oh, and just by the way, I am _not_ a
Computer Scientist or anything, I am a botanist, which means that if I
can do that, just about anyone that can read can do it.

Python has been long on my list of TODO's, and now, finally, it is
there. I have immensely enjoyed it so far, and will continue to tinker
well into the future.

--Paul
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Jun 27 '08 #6
On Apr 14, 9:00 pm, agent E 10 <eddieat...@gmail.comwrote:
Hi, I'm brand new to programming. Have any suggestions? I'm young.
Was it a good idea to start with python? I was planning on creating a
very simple program that asked yes/no questions for a school project.

-Thanks!
Hey! That's actually were I learned to program too! Excellent
tutorial. But don't read the JavaScript or VBScript stuff. The only
thing it gave me trouble learning from that tutorial was OOP (Object
Oriented Programming), but that's a bit advanced for a newcomer
anyway...
Jun 27 '08 #7
On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 04:37:40PM -0700, agent E 10 wrote:
On Apr 14, 8:37*pm, Benjamin <musiccomposit...@gmail.comwrote:
On Apr 14, 9:00 pm, agent E 10 <eddieat...@gmail.comwrote:* *Hi, I'm brand new to programming. Have any suggestions? I'm young.
Was it a good idea to start with python? I was planning on creating a
very simple program that asked yes/no questions for a school project.
IMHO, Python is an excellent language to start with. Have you read the
tutorial?http://docs.python.org/tut/tut.html
-Thanks!- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -

No, I haven't. I have been reading off of this site
http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/alan.gauld/ is this a good site to
learn off of? About how long will it take me to learn the basics of
the language?
-Thanks 4 all ur help! Agent E 10
--
http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
Windows or Unix/Linux?

I find python is easier to learn in Linux environments, since it assumes
some familiarty with the shell.

--
Nick Stinemates (ni**@stinemates.org)
http://nick.stinemates.org
Jun 27 '08 #8
On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 02:35:54AM -0300, Gabriel Genellina wrote:
En Tue, 15 Apr 2008 20:37:40 -0300, agent E 10 <ed********@gmail.com>
escribió:
On Apr 14, 8:37*pm, Benjamin <musiccomposit...@gmail.comwrote:
On Apr 14, 9:00 pm, agent E 10 <eddieat...@gmail.comwrote:* *Hi,
I'm brand new to programming. Have any suggestions? I'm young.
Was it a good idea to start with python? I was planning on creating a
very simple program that asked yes/no questions for a school project.

IMHO, Python is an excellent language to start with. Have you read the
tutorial?http://docs.python.org/tut/tut.html
No, I haven't. I have been reading off of this site
http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/alan.gauld/ is this a good site to
learn off of? About how long will it take me to learn the basics of
the language?

I'm unsure if teaching Javascript, VBScript and Python at the same time is
a good thing, I'd think one would get a language soup and mix all the
concepts, but if it works for you, go ahead.
For other resources, see the beginners section in the Python wiki:
http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide
I agree and disagree! As long as the student understands how the
different parts play together, and the Web medium is what gets him
interested in python, I don't see any harm!

That's a pretty big assumption though!

--
Nick Stinemates (ni**@stinemates.org)
http://nick.stinemates.org
Jun 27 '08 #9
On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 07:48:37AM +0200, Paul Scott wrote:
>
On Wed, 2008-04-16 at 02:35 -0300, Gabriel Genellina wrote:
I'm unsure if teaching Javascript, VBScript and Python at the same time is
a good thing, I'd think one would get a language soup and mix all the
concepts, but if it works for you, go ahead.
For other resources, see the beginners section in the Python wiki:
http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide

Well, as an example, I learnt Python to a decent level of competency in
2 days. I looked through the Dive into Python tuts, and then had a look
at the Python GUI FAQ (Which didn't really help much, as I started with
a GTK based GUI app). A little bit of Googling and a couple of questions
to this list gave me everything that I needed to roll out a pretty
decent application in 5 days. Oh, and just by the way, I am _not_ a
Computer Scientist or anything, I am a botanist, which means that if I
can do that, just about anyone that can read can do it.

Python has been long on my list of TODO's, and now, finally, it is
there. I have immensely enjoyed it so far, and will continue to tinker
well into the future.

--Paul
I think that's wonderful!

I think problem solving language independent. As long as you can break down what you need to do and conceptualize. You must have learned to do with with botany, so programming came natural :)

--
Nick Stinemates (ni**@stinemates.org)
http://nick.stinemates.org
Jun 27 '08 #10
On Apr 18, 12:47*pm, Nick Stinemates <n...@stinemates.orgwrote:
On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 07:48:37AM +0200, Paul Scott wrote:
On Wed, 2008-04-16 at 02:35 -0300, Gabriel Genellina wrote:
I'm unsure if teaching Javascript, VBScript and Python at the same time is *
a good thing, I'd think one would get a language soup and mix all the *
concepts, but if it works for you, go ahead.
For other resources, see the beginners section in the Python wiki: *
>http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide
Well, as an example, I learnt Python to a decent level of competency in
2 days. I looked through the Dive into Python tuts, and then had a look
at the Python GUI FAQ (Which didn't really help much, as I started with
a GTK based GUI app). A little bit of Googling and a couple of questions
to this list gave me everything that I needed to roll out a pretty
decent application in 5 days. Oh, and just by the way, I am _not_ a
Computer Scientist or anything, I am a botanist, which means that if I
can do that, just about anyone that can read can do it.
Python has been long on my list of TODO's, and now, finally, it is
there. I have immensely enjoyed it so far, and will continue to tinker
well into the future.
--Paul

I think that's wonderful!

I think problem solving language independent. As long as you can break down what you need to do and conceptualize. You must have learned to do with with botany, so programming came natural :)

--
Nick Stinemates (n...@stinemates.org)http://nick.stinemates.org- Hide quoted text -

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I am using a windows computer.
thanks for all the information, it was very helpful!
-agent E 10
Jun 27 '08 #11

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