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Free Coursera class on Python
« on: October 17, 2015, 10:22:03 pm »
Python is a computer language that you can use on the Pi.
Coursera is offering a free course 'Programming for everybody (Getting started with Python)'.
I have signed up for this class and can preview the first week now.
I think you have until Oct 27 to sign up for it.

https://www.coursera.org/learn/python

I downloaded the Raspian Jessie OS and burned it to an extra micro sd card, switched it out of my new Bride of Frankenstein (NES) and am now using the GUI OS and playing around with Python. When Im ready to play games I can just switch the cards back and have the retropie back on the system.
Raspian Jessie comes with Python V 2.7.9, I think the class suggests using V 3, so i may have to download it.
I plan to use this Pi setup for my class, however you can download Python for Windows or Linux, so you dont have to have a Pi to take the course.

Edit: just found that raspian jessie also comes with python version 3. Just type python3 at the terminal prompt.
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Re: Free Coursera class on Python
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2015, 04:56:39 am »
Thanks for the heads up.

I may give it a try.

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Re: Free Coursera class on Python
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2015, 10:34:07 pm »
thanks, i probably won't be able to find the time, but i'd love to try.
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Re: Free Coursera class on Python
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2015, 09:25:25 pm »
I hope you guys decide to take the course. It looks pretty simple, so you may not need it.
After that game programming class for beginners that Coursera offered, which I think was a step (or two) above beginner, I figured this class for beginners would be more advanced.
But it looks like it might actually be for beginners, but I could be wrong. Wouldnt be the first time.