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Old 12-22-2004, 04:33 PM   #1
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Is it possible to learn programming languages like python reading tutorials?


Hi,

I just wanted to know that is it possible to learn programming languages like python by reading online tutorials or books or documents related to that without attending any courses or classes. . I know html language(i know it is not even a programming language) i know to read php script. But i have learnt basics of C language, but i dont remember much. What do u guys think? Will i able to learn it? Dont flame me. Thanks

*cyto grabs a fire proof jacket*
 
Old 12-22-2004, 04:39 PM   #2
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You can learn a new language if you've got a decent understanding of how all languages work (well, of the same type eg imperative, functional), the main thing is practice. Trying out some code that you've adapted from a tutorial or just documentation of the language will teach you the quickest, but you may pick up some bad habits unless someone skilled is reviewing your code and giving feedback.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 04:57 PM   #3
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I already started learning python from a website and i try each thing in my freebsd machine. Thanks for u effort.

Cheers
 
Old 12-22-2004, 05:21 PM   #4
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I'd messed with many languages for a while (php, java, c++, perl, python) and had most success in making a fully working app with python, but definately got a lot better at designing apps after my Java course in my first year of uni. Now we've also done Haskell which is functional (no memory allocating, basically switch statements and neat list operators) and reminds me of python. Once you've picked up one language proper you can usually convert the main idea of your code to another language easily and maintain efficiency.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 05:35 PM   #5
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Thanks Proud!!
 
Old 12-22-2004, 07:18 PM   #6
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Another nice book, and free!
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
 
Old 12-23-2004, 05:14 AM   #7
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no you can't
you have to practise too!

(joke)

billy
 
Old 12-23-2004, 05:24 PM   #8
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Thanks Juncta and bigearsbilly. I really appreciate that.

Cheers
 
Old 12-24-2004, 09:59 AM   #9
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There is also a C programming tutorial for the beginner in C that is gnu documentation. Im reading that at the moment to lear C. Im sure if you look around the web you can find some free online stuff.
 
Old 12-24-2004, 10:15 AM   #10
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i did some C++ and VB in uni,

since then i have learnt a fair bit in perl and have made a fully functional message board/forum in the language.

remember, if. while. for. are the most usefull words for a newbie programmer like me

now, back to my beer!
 
Old 12-24-2004, 11:16 AM   #11
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Thanks cadj and exvor. Thats really nice.
 
Old 12-24-2004, 01:19 PM   #12
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Is it possible to learn programming languages like python reading tutorials?
Is it possible to learn driving a car reading tutorials ?
 
Old 12-24-2004, 03:42 PM   #13
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Is it possible to learn driving a car reading tutorials ?
So u r saying that it is impossible. I dont drive.
 
Old 12-24-2004, 04:11 PM   #14
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Is it possible to learn riding a bicycle by reading tutorials ?
 
Old 12-24-2004, 04:30 PM   #15
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Is it possible to learn riding a bicycle by reading tutorials ?
i hope so. What is ur point?
 
  


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