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A Beginner's Python Tutorial

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A Beginner's Python Tutorial

Here lies my beloved Python tutorial. It has been published, source and all, so that it might finally be fully corrected/updated/relevant.

While I have previously guarded 'ownership' of the tutorial (and, according to the LICENSE, I am still the copyright holder), the fact is that the wider software community can be a much better custodian of its content than can I.

I still intend on hosting this tutorial on http://sthurlow.com/python/ - it ain't going anywhere. Re-skins/corrections/expansions might all be uploaded. It is currently MIT (see LICENSE.mit) and Creative Commons Attribution Australia (see LICENSE.cc-by) licensed - take your pick.

So. It has come to this. Fork me, biatches!

FAQ

Your code is awful and you suck.

That's not a question, but okay. I acknowledge that this code is awful, and as a high school kid learning programming, I sucked at many things. But that's where you can help! You could help fix one of many things:

  • The styling
  • The code formatting
  • The absent DOCTYPE
  • The strange XML-ish intermediary format
  • The typographical errors
  • The missing content
  • The sometimes awkward phrases (though this is supposed to be fun, y'know)

What can I do to it?

Whatever you want, within the License.

What are you going to do?

I will continue to host the site. I will obviously security review the code before publishing. I may contribute to any of the aforementioned things that need fixing. However, it's been years (and dozens of ignored emails) since I've touched this, so if yesterday's weather holds true, well, you know what to expect.

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2011 Steven Thurlow

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

The Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia License

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/au/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View, California, 94041, USA.

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