Beginning Python for Translators
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!"
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.
- Beginner's Guide to Python
The first stop for the beginning Python programmer
- A Byte of Python
Free online introductory book
- Python Tutor Mailing List
A very friendly mailing list for beginners to Python. Ask your Python questions here!
- How to Think Like a Computer Scientist
Another great (and free!) online introductory book on Python and programming
Learning by Example
If you are one of those people who, like me, learn best from examples, then these sites will be of interest.