Learning Python


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by rmistero » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:06 pm
Hello,

MIT is providing courses online for free ( lectures and recitations in video).

There is a  course called Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

MIT professors are using Python  as a medium to introduce programming.

I found the courses really good so far. Regarding the level, I would say, the maths examples used may impress some, but if you have some scientific background that should be no problem at all.

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/ele...../index.htm

Hope it helps.
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by antiloquax » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:14 pm
Looks interesting.
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by Orchard » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:38 pm
Thanks for the info.
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by rmistero » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:10 pm
I have almost forgotten to mention another free online course   :

http://www.udacity.com/

"Udacity was founded by three roboticists who believed much of the educational value of their university classes could be offered online. A few weeks later, over 160,000 students in more than 190 countries enrolled in our first class, "Introduction to Artificial Intelligence." "

One will learn to create a search engine, create a blog, .. program a robot car !

"Building a Search Engine" ( CS101), for instance, is based on Python and doesn"t require any previous programming knowledge apparently.

Courses start this coming Monday, enrollment is still opened.
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by rmistero » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:43 pm
Last for the road..

http://www.pythonchallenge.com/

This is my favorite, it is a mix between  being a detective and a programmer. I learnt  a lot there.
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