Learn the fundamentals of computer programming in Python to create basic programming structures like decisions and loops. You'll then move on to more advanced topics such as object-oriented programming with classes and exceptions, and later unique Python data structures such as tuples and dictionaries. You'll even learn how to create Python programs with graphical elements that range from simple circles and squares to graphical user interface objects like buttons and labels. Whether you're interested in writing simple scripts, full programs, or graphical user interfaces in Python, this course will give you the foundation you need.
Python 2.5 and the IDLE development environment. Both are available as free downloads for the Windows, Linux, or Macintosh operating systems at www.python.org.
Mike Orsega has a Bachelor's Degree in Physics from Pennsylvania State University and a Master's Degree in Applied Math from the University of Georgia. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Tennessee. Mike teaches programming both online and in the classroom and has more than five years of online teaching experience in subjects ranging from basic computer literacy to C# and Alice programming.