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July 27th, 2009, 10:02 AM   #1
 
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Learning Python

I decided to start learning Python. Does anyone have any resourses they would like to reccommend?
Also, I tried to run a sample Python code, and it didn't work correctly. I think it's because of some system requirements or a program was missing or something. Anyone know of any system requirement or program Python needs to function correctly?
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July 27th, 2009, 06:04 PM   #2
 
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Re: Learning Python

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I decided to start learning Python. Does anyone have any resourses they would like to reccommend?
Also, I tried to run a sample Python code, and it didn't work correctly. I think it's because of some system requirements or a program was missing or something. Anyone know of any system requirement or program Python needs to function correctly?
A current usual computer with good operating system (i.e. Windows XP etc.) should do just fine. I also highly recommend to either find a good website for downloading the programming software, or buy a software, shouldn't be that expensive to buy one.
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July 28th, 2009, 10:01 AM   #3
 
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Re: Learning Python

OK, thanks.
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August 3rd, 2009, 12:47 AM   #4
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Re: Learning Python

I would not carry a judgement between Perl, PHP and Python (for the simple reason that I am only quite familiar with PHP), but before you make a decision you might be interested in comparing the different solutions. For instance, try to have a look at this page which offers a comparison between PHP and Python. You can then see the advantages and disadvantages of both languages before learning either of them. Good luck !
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August 3rd, 2009, 02:13 AM   #5
 
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Re: Learning Python

Yes, I might learn some Python in the future, but not guaranteed.
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August 3rd, 2009, 08:51 AM   #6
 
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Thanks. Interesting link, by the way.
PHP seems like a good language to learn, but it seems that it is useful for only web development. Can PHP code be compiled into an executable?
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August 3rd, 2009, 09:39 AM   #7
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I don't believe PHP code can be compiled into an exe file; besides, it's a rather loosely typed language and I agree that I wouldn't use it for software development but just for web programming.
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There's phc, but generally PHP isn't well-suited for high-performance anything -- it's a web development language.
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