[quote=“boingboing, post:1, topic:73213”]How do Google and YouTube really work? It turns out, Python kind of runs things around those parts.[/quote]I was ready to dismiss this as unusually preposterous hyperbole, but whad’ya know, it’s true.
I guess I learned something today, and I didn’t even have to pay $39 for superfluous course materials.
What makes them superfluous?
I would say that some of the specialized courses, if they’re good, are a good buy if you want to learn that subject matter.
For a general introduction to Python, for either someone who already programs or someone with no programming experience, I don’t think you can do better than this completely free course:
Which now appears to have an interactive addendum:
The only downside is that it hasn’t been ported to Python 3 yet, but that’s not really a big deal. If you’re a beginner, you can install 2.7, work through the book, and then delete 2.7 and install Python 3, and the transition will be almost completely painless.
I don’t understand why people do this. Python 3 is on 3.5 now. It’s been the current form of Python for years now.
3.5 now? I need to update. Part of it is that there’s a whole lot of functionality in the scientific stack that didn’t finish getting ported until about a year ago.
Learn & practice every Python key concept w/ 12 hours & 103 lectures
Wow, the first course seems to offer a whole bunch of 7 minute lectures. Short attention span programming. I suppose they could each be the best 7 minutes of your academic life…
How long do your lectures on If statements take?
I’m old school. 45 minutes at least
In a droning monotone, right?
Absolutely, and read verbatim from a textbook. But, hey, my lectures are 97% off, not some measly 96% off. And they feature real pythons. So, totally worth it.
Were you my college math professor?
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