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Beginning Python for Translators

This page contains the links mentioned in my IJET-18 talk, Scripting for Translators.

Installing Python

Download and install Python

Python will run on just about any platform. It comes pre-installed on many of them; if Python is not already installed on your computer, the best place to get it is at the Python download page.

If you are on Windows XP, here is a great tutorial for getting up and running: Python On Windows XP: 7 Minutes To "Hello World!"

Basic Python

Learn the basics of the Python language

Now that you're up and running, here are some links to get you started learning to program in Python. I chose links that were suited to people with little or no translation experience.

Learning by Example

Learn from sample code

If you are one of those people who, like me, learn best from examples, then these sites will be of interest.