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[Discuss] learning python - formal training opportunities ?

I have just started this course available free from MIT, maybe you've done
this one already but if not it uses Python.  It's for people with virtually
no programming experience but who want to learn such as myself who is
looking to move from Windows Admin to Linux Admin / Programmer.

On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 2:30 PM, Kent Borg <kentborg at> wrote:

> On 06/12/2013 01:18 PM, Jerry Feldman wrote:
>> Also, think of Python as a programming language not just a scripting
>> language.
> Yes. Great for little one-off programs, but great for big systems, too.
>  (An air traffic control system is listed in the success stories
> There are companies that consider Python to be one of their strategic
> advantages and would love their competitors to stay on C++ (heck, and use
> Windows servers, while they are at it).
> It has flaws (big run time, inelegant language definition), but it is a
> marvelously powerful language.
> No, it won't do the tight pixel-munging inner loop as fast as can C, but
> that is what libraries are for: run the tight inner loop in C!
> -kb
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