View Full Version : I need some program ideas...

March 21st, 2008, 01:30 AM
I'm trying to learn python, and am running into a problem - I can't seem to learn just by reading the tutorial. So does anyone know of a website that has example programs in Python, that won't be over my head (I only know the basics - lists, functions, etc.).


March 21st, 2008, 01:52 AM
see the sticky and pmasiar's sig.

March 21st, 2008, 01:59 AM

that site has tons of stuff for beginners

Heres a good one that teaches simple recursion

# Fibonacci number series

def fibonacci():
"""a generator for Fibonacci numbers, goes to next number in series on each call"""
a, b = 0, 1
while True:
yield a
a, b = b, a + b
f = fibonacci()
for x in range(13):
print f.next(), # 0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144
def fibo(n):
use recursion to get Fibonacci numbers, returns the Fibonacci value for n
not very efficient because of the many function calls
if n < 2:
return n
return fibo(n - 1) + fibo(n - 2)
for x in range(13):
print "fibo(%d) = %d" % (x, fibo(x))
print "Calculating ..."
print "fibo(%d) = %d" % (30, fibo(30)) # this takes a moment!

March 21st, 2008, 03:10 AM
another good source of samples is ActionState's recipe cookbook: http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Python/Cookbook/

But looking at examples will not teach you writing your own code: you need to write code, solve simple problems. Wiki in my sig has some.