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Learning Python?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by LoftPower, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. LoftPower

    LoftPower Elite Member

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    Are there any python programmers here?

    How hard is it to learn Python?
    I'm familiar with C++, Java and PHP (mostly beginner or lower intermediate level).'
    How hard would the transition be?
     
  2. ephman

    ephman Junior Member

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    Its easier than C++
    Transition will be as easy as clapping your hands :)
    Try MITx 6.001 on edx after you've done the basics.
     
  3. PolitikZ

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    If you have background in those languages I would say it's going to be quite easy. I myself came from csharp to python and I actually by using python's documentation I could get the job done easier and more efficient than any other language used before. I'd say python docs is your friend, concept is the same.
     
  4. A.001

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    What would you say - from zero knowledge (but with knowledge of basic OOP and C) how long until I can call myself an intermediate Python developer?
     
  5. LoftPower

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    Thanks for all your replies guys!
     
  6. tiyowan

    tiyowan Regular Member

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    Python is one of the easiest languages to pick up especially if you already have a solid foundation in another language.
     
  7. LoftPower

    LoftPower Elite Member

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    Thats a boost for me :) Thanks for the encouragement.
     
  8. Seven4

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    What makes you think that? I didn't learn Python, but it's syntax looks so complicated and confusing, compared to Java or C++.
     
  9. PHPInjected

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    Python is far more flexible and fluid than PHP or C++. By leaps and bounds, it is easier to learn. Open source coding.
     
  10. Josh Miller

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    Python is easier than all of them.
     
  11. Smurfmeister

    Smurfmeister Junior Member

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    Gotta agree with everyone else. You shouldn't have any trouble.
     
  12. Seven4

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    Okay. I don't have any experience with Python, but the syntax seemed confusing for me. Guess I (am) was wrong :)
     
  13. Ramse

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    I don't know how hard it is to learn Python, but I know Google is using it heavily, and that must be for a reason. :wink: :wink:
     
  14. PHPInjected

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    In my opinion, it is the same difficulty level and HTML. I learned them both without having too much confusion.
     
  15. Ramse

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    Really?! Python == HTML in terms of difficulty to learn?

    I find that really hard to believe.
     
  16. PHPInjected

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    See, some people learn things and comprehend new things at a faster rate than others. That is why I said "in my opinion", because that was my experience with the languages. Try learning both and see how it works for you.
     
  17. nester0

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    If you know c++, python will be a walk in the park.