Sunday, December 19, 2010

Learning Python (Fourth Edition)

Well, I'm only two chapters in to Learning Python, but I'm finding it very interesting. (Happily, Mac OS X has version 2.6, these days.) I picked python partially because Google uses it so extensively -- but it also seems to be handy in general.  I just keep seeing it everywhere.

When I started learning perl, ages ago, it really opened up a lot of new intellectual opportunities for me.  With perl, if I had a text stream, I could parse and extract from it -- and everything was text then!  I'm hoping Python will be an "enabling" kind of thing like that too, but up to date for the now.  Here goes....

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