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hi, what is a good course for free to learn python code ? basic, thanks
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Codecademy should help to learn the basic syntax and terminology, although doesn't go much further than that:
https://www.codecademy.com/courses/learn-python

Some decent videos too, again these don't go into much depth: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...72C720775B213E


However, learning syntax and terminology doesn't go far enough - being a programmer involves practice and learning to think computationally by thinking your way around a problem and trying to write a solution using code. Have a look at this (Free course from University of Michigan) something which goes into a lot more depth: https://www.py4e.com/


The key to learning to be a programmer is to to spend time actually thinking your way around programming problems and finding the solutions for yourself

There's another good free one from MIT here, again, it goes into a lot more depth using Python to solve problems and think computationally: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electric...hon-fall-2016/

Also, some really useful resources which you can go to for help understanding parts of the language:
http://greenteapress.com/wp/think-python-2e/ (excellent free introductory e-book)
https://docs.python.org/3/tutorial/index.html (Python's official website/docs/tutorial)
https://pythonforbiologists.com/29-c...s-on-one-page/


Lastly, if you find yourself facing a difficult problem that you're not sure how to solve (such as an error) then make use of StackOverflow - chances are someone else will have posted something on here before with the same problem - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/python

Google and StackOverflow are really useful sources of information for learning to program - you should expect to spend quite a lot of time searching for information, but in doing so you'll learn a lot and it'll help you improve. Sometimes it's OK to find someone else's code online and look at it to try to understand how they solved the problem (as long as you take the time to understand it, don't just blindly copy+paste someone else's solution without understanding what it does).
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