Talk:Python Concepts

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Merger[edit]

I have merged/redirected this page to its related topic. All course related material should be further developed under the topic of python itself.

Download Python[edit]

2. finding a way to download Python so beginners can use codes posted here.

It may be helpful to point people towards the pre-compiled binaries on the PSF website. --I8086 (discusscontribs) 02:10, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
I am all for links to downloads. I hope this site isn't trying to install stuff. If so, you need to warn the readers.--guyvan52 (discusscontribs) 17:24, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
Also, on MATLAB I am experimenting with a resource that "shadows" the site's tutorial by providing a short summary of each tutorial session. Students who need a refresher can skim through this page to see what each tutorial is about. I have no evidence as to whether this is useful to students, yet. --guyvan52 (discusscontribs) 17:28, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
I'll definitely warn about the downloads. MATLAB... I've never used that software before though I've heard people mention it. GNU has software that is similiar to MATLAB, right? --I8086 (discusscontribs) 18:53, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

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The GNU clone to MatLab is w:GNU Octave, which lacks a GUI and has other differences, especially when dealing with symbolic manipulation. I described the two systems at MATLAB if you are interested. I am not an expert at MATLAB (or any computer language for that matter), but use it because it is what the engineers use at our small branch campus of w:Wright State University.--guyvan52 (discusscontribs) 20:00, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

I'll check it out. --I8086 (discusscontribs) 13:48, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Developing Lessons.[edit]

On a side note, I think that some of the lesson should be split up into new lessons, like creating a lesson entirely for strings and lists for example. I think we should also beef up the content in the resource mainly adding more complex things about parsers and GUI's, you know, more real life stuff used in the everyday world. --I8086 (discusscontribs) 17:08, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Don't hesitate to change it. You seem to be by far the most active python editor at the moment. --guyvan52 (discusscontribs) 20:09, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Python Projects[edit]

A little something I thought up, what about a separate resource for setting up Python related projects. This could allow Wikiverstians to come together and create useful tools and programs, while learning Python and team-building skills at the same. It isn't something I would necessary implement right now, but it maybe a good idea in the future. --I8086 (discusscontribs) 22:25, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

PythonLearn[edit]

Have those of you interested in Python seen http://www.pythonlearn.com/ ? That resource is all CC-BY-SA content available to everyone. It includes textbook, videos, etc. Something worth investigating. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 01:51, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

I believe the site was used as a reference (unless I'm wrong) and if I threw my opinion in, one of the top sites for learning Python is the Python Tutorial, although it isn't very in depth in some areas and it can leave you say "what?" sometimes. --I8086 (discusscontribs) 16:18, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of proposal to place Python on campus computers[edit]

I removed the proposal to place Python on campus computers and will remove the link. In the unlikely event you want to keep it, go to this page --Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 12:53, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

You might want to keep the page, as per this discussion. --I8086 (discusscontribs) 18:12, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Old post never mind.... --I8086 (discusscontribs) 18:20, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Having trouble with file management and DOS commands[edit]

As a novice, I see a need for more instructions on running codes. Wikibooks has something at Wikibooks:Python_Programming/Creating_Python_Programs, but it is barely enough. Also, if a collection of simple sample codes came with the Python download, I cannot find it.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 01:57, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

What part of the code do you need help with, files or/and the prompt? As for your second question, I'm not aware of any sample code that comes with Python. I know there's turtle demos under the Help menu in IDLE, but it shows you little graphics demos and gives pretty advanced source code. Now that it's come to my attention, it might be useful to keep a collection of Python examples. --I8086 (discusscontribs) 18:04, 14 April 2015 (UTC)