Python Tutorial for Beginners
If you have just discovered Python and looking for a Python tutorial for beginners, you are in the right place!
Python is an programming language used by so many people and is by far the most popular programming language on the planet!
The first thing to consider is what are you learning Python for? Are you doing it at school, are you a data scientist, are you using it for network automation? As you can see Python is a very versatile language and can be used for so many tasks.
It is very easy to get started and great fun to learn.
What is Python used for?
Python is one of the most popular programming languages in use today, you will see it used across many industries, including
- Data Science
- Web Development
- Network Automation
- Game Development
- Data Analytics
Some of biggest web platforms on the internet run on Python, including YouTube, Netflix & Instagram!
Python for Beginners Book
Whilst there are 100’s of books you can buy to teach yourself Python, I would recommend these two.
Head first Python is a very easy to get started with book and Introducing Python is a bit more in depth. If you know zero Python I would start with the Head First book and if you know the concepts of programming and have a small understanding of Python jump into the O’Reilly book as it will take you a lot further.
How to install Python on Windows
The first thing to so is to install Python, some operating systems come with Python already installed.
Head over to https://www.python.org/downloads/ and download the latest version of Python. Installing Python is relatively easy, just select your OS and follow the instructions.
You can write Python code in Notepad if you want, but most people use a dedicated editor or IDE (integrated development environment).
The most popular free editor for Python right now is Visual Studio Code
It is open source and written by Microsoft and is updated regularly and is currently the most popular editor among developers.
There is a great tutorial here – https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/languages/python
I would highly recommend you download this!
The next step is to learn about Python Data Types.