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Learn Python the Hard Way
Table Of Contents
Introduction: The Hard Way Is Easier
Exercise 0: The Setup
Exercise 1: A Good First Program
Exercise 2: Comments And Pound Characters
Exercise 3: Numbers And Math
Exercise 4: Variables And Names
Exercise 5: More Variables And Printing
Exercise 6: Strings And Text
Exercise 7: More Printing
Exercise 8: Printing, Printing
Exercise 9: Printing, Printing, Printing
Exercise 10: What Was That?
Exercise 11: Asking Questions
Exercise 12: Prompting People
Exercise 13: Parameters, Unpacking, Variables
Exercise 14: Prompting And Passing
Exercise 15: Reading Files
Exercise 16: Reading And Writing Files
Exercise 17: More Files
Exercise 18: Names, Variables, Code, Functions
Exercise 19: Functions And Variables
Exercise 20: Functions And Files
Exercise 21: Functions Can Return Something
Exercise 22: What Do You Know So Far?
Exercise 23: Read Some Code
Exercise 24: More Practice
Exercise 25: Even More Practice
Exercise 26: Congratulations, Take A Test!
Exercise 27: Memorizing Logic
Exercise 28: Boolean Practice
Exercise 29: What If
Exercise 30: Else And If
Exercise 31: Making Decisions
Exercise 32: Loops And Lists
Exercise 33: While Loops
Exercise 34: Accessing Elements Of Lists
Exercise 35: Branches and Functions
Exercise 36: Designing and Debugging
Exercise 37: Symbol Review
Exercise 38: Doing Things To Lists
Exercise 39: Dictionaries, Oh Lovely Dictionaries
Exercise 40: Modules, Classes, And Objects
Exercise 41: Learning To Speak Object Oriented
Exercise 42: Is-A, Has-A, Objects, and Classes
Exercise 43: Gothons From Planet Percal #25
Exercise 44: Inheritance Vs. Composition
Exercise 45: You Make A Game
Exercise 46: A Project Skeleton
Exercise 47: Automated Testing
Exercise 48: Advanced User Input
E xercise 49: Making Sentences
Exercise 50: Your First Website
Exercise 51: Getting Input From A Browser
Exercise 52: The Start Of Your Web Game
Advice From An Old Programmer
Appendix A: Command Line Crash Course Complete set of video’s from this course.
Common Student Questions
How long does this course take?
You should take as long as it takes to get through it, but focus on doing work every day. Some people take about 3 months, others 6 months, and some only a week. I can do it in about 4 hours or less if I hurry and don’t do the Study Drills.
What kind of computer do I need?
You can do it on most any computer. It works on Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux with instructions for all three in the first exercise.