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Would you take a "Learning Python" class if offered?

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Introduction to Python class
« on: March 23, 2012, 05:34:47 PM »
All,

Is there a need for an introduction to Python programming class?

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Re: Introduction to Python class
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 08:29:25 PM »
I think that would go over well. Are you planning to use something like Learn Python the Hard Way?

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Re: Introduction to Python class
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 09:05:52 AM »
I think that would go over well. Are you planning to use something like Learn Python the Hard Way?

I had looked at that tutorial and other online resources also.

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Re: Introduction to Python class
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 10:53:13 AM »
I already "know" python but would be interested no less.  I might be able to learn a new trick or be better able to learn something like wx, tkinter for guis.

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Re: Introduction to Python class
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 01:06:27 AM »
I'm a non-programmer type, but I have been interested in learning Python since it's often used as a scripting language in graphics applications.  So with zero background in programming, do you think this class would be something I could benefit from?
-Tom

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Re: Introduction to Python class
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, 08:07:52 AM »
I'd love to attend, got a little way through the LPTHW, but got busy at work and had to take a break from it. Hoping to get started again soon.

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Re: Introduction to Python class
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, 08:18:12 AM »
Tom, python is used for practically anything.  It interfaces well with C, so the things that need speedups, you just create in C and bind to python.


There's also PyPy which is a JIT-compiled python which means massive speedups for programs that require it.


  • Python is used @ facebook as their "Tornado" web server.  It's high performance and serves millions of pages per minute.
  • Python is used @ google for their Google App Engine.
  • Python is used in applications with MatPlotLib and Numpy for SCIENCE! (so glad we can use that again!)
  • Python is used in most of the 3D printer software for the repraps.
When done correctly, Python gives you 90% of the speed of C (Sometimes more in the case of PyPy!), with 10% of the coding time.


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Re: Introduction to Python class
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2012, 10:03:33 PM »
A beta-test of the class was given at this month meeting of GOLUG -- http://www.golug.org/

Here is where you can find the slideshow/notes: http://technet.147120.com/basic-python.html

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Re: Introduction to Python class
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2012, 12:55:47 PM »
David, if you're interested in running this again at the lab, just email us through the contact form or just PM me. We can get an event on the calendar and set up the registration page for the class, as well as get it promoted on the social web.

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Re: Introduction to Python class
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2012, 01:16:53 PM »
I am also interested in the Python Class, particularly to use with Blender.
 I am studying at home with the How to think -Python book/pdf
Actually doing I have found as a good way to learn. I did a bit of basic but never got good at it for not finding enough places to apply it. However I got very good at Autocad Lisp because I was working in Autocad and constantly found need of it.

 8) I can teach AcadLisp if there is interest there.

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Re: Introduction to Python class
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2012, 09:56:38 AM »
David, if you're interested in running this again at the lab, just email us through the contact form or just PM me. We can get an event on the calendar and set up the registration page for the class, as well as get it promoted on the social web.

Python class coming to your favorite local hackerspace ... real soon now!

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David
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Re: Introduction to Python class
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2012, 11:05:36 PM »

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Re: Introduction to Python class
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2012, 09:09:03 AM »
Cool been waiting for this class.