My OS: Windows 7 64 bit
I'm excited to learn how to programme using python to prepare me for harder and better languages.
We first need to make sure that Python is installed on your Operating System of choice.
Follow the Instructions at http://pytuts.blogspot.com/2011/06/installing-python.html
You can either Install Python 2.x or Python 3.x
Reply to this task with the following information:
Hello, this is Ray from The Netherlands. I believe I should learn how to code if I want to make a next step as an internet strategist and consultant. Theory alone isn't enough, I want to experience what it means to create and code and starting with Python seems a good way to start.
Part way through Mechanical MOOC "Gentle Introduction to Python"
Think Python by Allen B. Downey - Online and open licensed (GPL)
Rapid GUI Programming with Python and Qt by Mark Summerfield - textbook
Was fluent in BASIC back in the days of TRS-80 and Apple II. Hope to get that level back in Python.
1. Windows 7
2. I installed Python 3.3.0
UPD: I deinstalled 3.3.0 and replaced it with Python 2.6.6, following the recommendations in the Mechanical MOOC.
3. I'm doing a Codecademy Python course, but in my experience, online learning is always more efficient when different approaches are combined. So in this course, I'm looking forward to brushing up what I've already learnt and hopefully learn something new. My most immediate target is to learn programming basics in order to apply my skills to working with data.
UPD: And well, now I'm also participating in a Mech MOOC A Gentle Introduction to Python.