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Python Intro

A Python learning tool with beginner exercises in using variables, data structures and basic control flow.

Developed by Ben Nuttall for use in Raspberry Jams, STEM activities, Code Clubs, etc.

Designed to be compatible with both Python2 and Python3.

Also designed to be PEP-8 compliant to encourage good coding style.


  • Printing
  • Variables
  • Basic maths operators (add, subtract, multiply)
  • Basic variable types (strings, integers)
  • Concatenating strings
  • Casting an integer to a string
  • Booleans (True / False)
  • Inequalities (Greater Than / Less Than)
  • If/Else statements
  • Lists
  • List methods (append, extend)
  • Adding lists together with +
  • Sets
  • For Loops
  • Indexing strings
  • Splitting strings
  • Tuples
  • Dictionaries

How to use

  1. Download
    • Either click the link and save the file from your browser or use wget from the command line: wget -O --no-check-certificate.
  2. Open the file in IDLE3 or IDLE.
  3. Run the file with F5 to see the output
  4. Go back to the code and read the instructions, edit away, save and run again.

Issues and Pull Requests

If you have an issue and don't know how to fix it, please open an issue on GitHub.

If you would like to rephrase the wording or change the code, fork this project and create a pull request against the original repository which will be reviewed by the author.


Unless otherwise specified, everything in this repository is covered by the following license:

Creative Commons License

Python Intro by Ben Nuttall is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Based on a work at


A set of Python exercises led by hints in comments - suitable for beginner / intermediate level




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