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Learn Python Episode #2: Windows 10 Installation

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Hello everyone. Last video Nick touched briefly on installing Python on a Windows system, and I assume many of you are using Windows as well, so i’m gonna go ahead and walk you through the installation real quick. So you want to go to and we’re going to click the Downloads button, and then what we’re going to do is we’re going to download the latest version of Python 3 for Windows, and your browser should automatically download the installation. So let’s go ahead and click on that, and actually this is not what we want because I know for a fact I have a 64 bit system. I don’t know why it automatically downloaded the 32-bit version of Python. I’m going to cancel this, and if you’re curious whether or not you have a 32 or 64 bit operating system you can right click on the Windows icon, go to system, and it will tell you which operating system you have. So we have a x64 based processor and we need a 64-bit version of Python. So go ahead and click on the Windows link here instead of clicking the download button. Alright, so that’s beta, go ahead and click on 3.5 release again and what we’re going to do is scroll down a bit. Let’s do the Windows x86-x64 web-based installer and this should include both versions of Python. Try that one more time, there we go 64-bit. So you want to go ahead and click this box down here that says Add python 3.5 to PATH, this is so we can issue commands through the prompt, so we want to make sure this is clicked. We’re going to go ahead and hit Install Now, click yes, and then this should install everything you need to follow along with the course. So, thank you for taking the time to watch this video. I just wanted to do a quick video showing you guys exactly how to install it on Windows just so you don’t have any problems getting set up for the course.

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Complete Python 3 Programming Tutorial

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Hello everyone and welcome to the Python tutorial that we’re going to be doing. My name is Nick and I’m going to be the instructor for this course, and it’s going to be my job to get you completely immersed in the Python programming language. Now, this course is going to be aimed at somebody who may have basic knowledge about what a programming language is but this would be your first programming language, and this is a great programming language to start with. It does have some limitations and sometimes this is not the right tool for the job, but a lot of times this offers people who have no experience programming a really great way of understanding what a programming language is and how to use one. So, the main differences between Python and other languages like C++, or C, or Java is that Python is built around two main focal points which I believe are code readability and simplicity. So, we’re gonna jump into the language here and in a few videos but we need to do a few things first. First we need to discuss what Python is, and then we need to get it installed, and then we can start discussing you know what’s an interpreter, how do you run a Python script, and then get into the language itself. Now, the language is different but it’s easy, and once we get past an understanding of how the programming language works, and the syntax, and all the different stuff you do with it, we’re going to move on to actually programming real applications and showing you guys different practical applications of the Python programming language. So, for instance, we’re going to be building a website, we’re going to be building a web scraper, and a graphical utility we’re actually going to be building multiple graphical tools because there are a few different graphical or GUI, GUI, whatever you want to call it there’s a few different frameworks for Python that we could use. So we’re going to explore three of them. So, right off the bat here’s a fun fact if you didn’t know python is actually named after Monty Python who’s made some great films, so if you if you haven’t seen Search for the Holy Grail or the Life of Brian go do it, they’re great movies, which is completely beside the point. So, Python is actually a pretty old programming language. It was first introduced in 1991 which makes it 25 years old. There’s two current versions, now this may be confusing as well, so there’s a Python 2 series and there’s a Python 3 series. The Python 2 is currently at 2.7.11 and the 3 series is at 3.5.1. Now we’re going to be using Python 3 in this course however Python 2 shouldn’t be much different if afterward you want to explore using Python 2 that’s completely acceptable. Now as I said Python is based around simplicity and readability and this means that when you look at Python code it’s all indentation based. So, if you looked at another code like Java you would see a lot of curly braces, and brackets, and a lot of things that are just there to confuse the novice programmer. Python is based on indentation so you don’t need to wrap blocks of code in curly braces and you guys will see what I mean coming up in the next few videos. So, that’s all we’re going to talk about today. I hope you guys enjoy this course and find it useful. There’s a comment section to the right for each video if you guys ever feel that you’re not too sure on something that I explained, or maybe you had some input in addition to what I explained, feel free to use that. So, yeah, let’s get started!

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