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02-14-2005, 02:20 PM
im sorry if this has already been posted else where but I could not find it.

Im really new to the coding community and i was wondering if any one could help me start python coding in windows XP? I also would like to know where to do it in linux because hopefully i will soon have Mandrake 10.1 running

02-14-2005, 04:34 PM
I recommend ActivePython (http://www.activestate.com/Products/ActivePython/), it's been an excellent IDE (Integrated Development Environment) to me though I've never used any others. It claims that it runs on Windows, Linux, and Solaris. It's not open-source, but it's free.

Other than that, every distribution of Python comes with IDLE, which stands for "Interactive DeveLopment Environment". The ActivePython interactive interpreter is basically IDLE with automatic indentaion.

I used to have a pile of links as my signature for learning Pyhon, but I removed them and replaced them with a useless reference to my not-yet-developed site.

Here are some Python links I have bookmarked, some reference and some tutorials:
Python. Definitely check out the manual here. (http://www.python.org)
Python Mini Manual (http://condor.depaul.edu/~sjost/210loop/materials/PythonMiniManual.html)
Sockets in Python (http://www.devshed.com/c/a/Python/Sockets-in-Python/)
How to Think Like a Computer Scientist (if you're new to programming and Python, you might like this) (http://www.ibiblio.org/obp/thinkCSpy/)
Python Tutorial/Reference Repository (more than 100 tutorials here) (http://www.awaretek.com/tutorials.html) -- also includes links to books that they have used a five-star system to rate
Python Cookbook (http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python)

02-16-2005, 04:44 PM
thanks you that was a great help