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Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)

Coursera · University of Michigan · 1 HN points · 2 HN citations

This course aims to teach everyone the basics of programming computers using Python. We cover the basics of how one constructs a program from a series of simple ...

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Sep 08, 2016 pbhjpbhj on This Is What Python Beginners Have to Deal With
I've been learning Python as it seems to be the preferred language in education at the moment in UK and I'm expecting my kids to be using it. I work in arts & craft but have a strong hobby background in computers.

I started with a Coursera course https://www.coursera.org/learn/python which was pretty easy (you can run the videos at 1.5 or 2x).

That course is based on a free gratis book by the lecturer (there a chapter on regex that covers re; with examples too).

I took a good few hours trying different IDEs and settled on PyCharm community edition, it has very easy doc lookup. ( http://alicious.com/editors-ides-python-code/ is a brief summary of most of my IDE-for-python search.)

Currently I'm doing the Web Data course (using Beautiful Soup) and the only problem but is that by choice I'm using Python 3 when the course is written for 2. It covers regex pretty well.

Aug 27, 2016 orph4nus on I want to learn Python for web scraping
One great video-course I can think of that fits your question is perhaps "Programming for everybody", by Dr. Chuck. I followed one of his other courses on language theory, and enjoyed it a lot. You can find it for free @ https://www.coursera.org/learn/python
Oct 06, 2015 tmlee submitted Programming for Everybody: Python (University of Michigan) (1 points, 0 comments)
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