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the Burning
January 10th, 2007, 01:16 AM
looking for recommendations for a python compiler + tutorial
my only programming experence is from a teach yourself c++ in 28 days book (not good)
and working my way through the school computer system;)

January 10th, 2007, 01:19 AM
You don't need a compiler to use python, it can be interpreted. Just write a python program, save it as a ".py" and run it from the command line with "python my_program.py"

BTW, if you want tutorials, search this board ^ (there is a search option somewhere up there)
There are a ton of good links laying around.

January 10th, 2007, 02:04 AM
look at master tuturial here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=333867)

BTW tutorial thread is falling into past - we need to make it sticky! where are moderators when we need them? :-)

January 10th, 2007, 02:10 AM
www.awaretek.com has some good python links.
www.diveintopython.org is good if you've got a little programming experience already, but would also be okay for an "advanced beginner"

January 11th, 2007, 05:18 AM
Very complete list of python books. Also, check out activestate and faqts for code samples and snippets.

January 11th, 2007, 05:21 AM
I'm surprised more of you pro-Python programmers don't recommend the e-tutorial written by Python's author? Why not?
Python Tutorial by Guido van Rossum (http://docs.python.org/tut/)

December 30th, 2007, 09:44 PM
for those who really want to "compile" and distribute binary code:

December 30th, 2007, 09:54 PM
You can compile Python to only Bytecode on Linux as far as I know, and that links does that. To convert a .py to an exe under Windows there is py2exe.