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Learning Python the Hard Way

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_hm
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Thanks for info
_hm   1/18/2014 12:07:52 PM
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Yes, it is very effective and should be made more popular. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Caleb Kraft
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Re: Thanks for info
Caleb Kraft   1/21/2014 9:11:19 AM
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after reading this, I think I may just have to give python another try!

aarunaku
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aarunaku   1/21/2014 10:12:05 AM
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Python is a very interesting language to learn. Just another tip here, recently Coursera.org conducted 8-9 weeks of python course for beginners through Rice University. I have to admit that being a non programmer, I could learn the structure of coding and understood that I have to work on syntax. But the approach to teach was great.

I would strongly recommend this to anyone who is interested.

Also, there is a webbased code that works in the cloud for one to use the code.

www.codeskulptor.org

 

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Tbone123   1/22/2014 1:31:45 PM
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Thank you, I plan to enroll in that one. I finished a Python course from CIE Bookstore (http://www.ciebookstore.com/python-programming-course) but I want one that is a little more geared for the intoductory level.

I heard the Rice University program is very well done.

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Analog_Layout   1/25/2014 1:23:59 PM
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Another thanks from the peanut gallery.  This is useful sharing.

 

alex_m1
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Another tool
alex_m1   1/19/2014 4:40:22 AM
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You might like micro python(soon to be released) -which is usefull for working with microcontrollers :

http://micropython.org/

 

Caleb Kraft
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Caleb Kraft   1/21/2014 9:10:52 AM
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This looks pretty interesting, I'd enjoy hearing someone's experience with it.

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anon5532556   1/25/2014 4:21:58 PM
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Woohoo! Thanks for the micropython link. Not a particular fan of Python but that effort stands out. It fits perfectly into a current project. Only drawback I can see is using a 405 insead of a 407 and maybe a bigger package and both are trivial. They are one fast micro.

And a big thanks to Jeremy for the topic. :)

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More Please
DrFPGA   1/24/2014 2:19:41 PM
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Let's see more blogs on these types of offerings and learners experiences.

For example, I find a couple of the Cryptography online classes to be excellent.

Perhaps we should get a sub-forum going on onle class recomendations- like book reviews! 

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Learning Python
jtraustin   1/28/2014 4:50:18 PM
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Echoing aruunaka's comment, I took the last session of the Rice MOOC and found it to be engaging, challenging and a lot of fun.  The teaching cadre is very dedicated and they put a lot of thought into the material and pedagogy. 

It wasn't easy but was well worth the time invested.

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Python on a Micro
salbayeng   2/13/2014 12:49:23 AM
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In addition to the unit already mentioned, there is a kickstarter project on a micropython PCB, see

http://www.micropython.org/

I've got one on the way via kickstarter, but they should be readily available soon.

micropython PCB

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