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    Learning Python for specific software

    How would one go about learning to script in Python for a software program that you can script in using python ? Is it difficult ?

    Is there a route a beginner could take that would not, over whelm to the point of throwing in the towel ?

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    Sounds like you want a nice, simple tutorial that teaches pure Python. From there, you should be able to learn the specifics of scripting for the program from that program’s documentation.

    The official Python tutorial is not bad; that’s how I learned the language: Python Tutorial.
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    Can you recommend any books, for a beginner that I could start from to understand, syntax etc ?
    Or would it be best that I look for a book that could match my learning level ?

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    "Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner (latest edition)"

    Is it difficult ?
    It depends how deep you go. All computer programming languages are extremely difficult on some level. However, I think python is a great language to start with or for experienced programmers to migrate to at some point. It's a really well designed language, and it's easy to type. Here's a sample:


    Code Python:
    numbers = [10, 20, 30]
     
    for number in numbers:
        print number
     
    --output:--
    10
    20
    30

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    In the first place congratulations on a well presented and researched site. It's a pleasure to see professionalism and industry at work!

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    7Stud - Thank you, I will look into that book


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