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Beginner's Guide to Python

New to programming? Python is free, and easy to learn if you know where to start! This guide will help you to get started quickly.

New to Python?

Looking for a particular Python module or application?

* The first place to look is the [/pypi/ Python Package Index].

* If you can't find anything relevant in the Package Index,

* Next, try [ Google] or other

* Finally, you can try posting a query to the comp.lang.python Usenet group.

Want to contribute?

tax-deductible in the USA, and you can donate via credit card or PayPal.

* To report a bug in the Python core, use the [ Python Bug Tracker] at SourceForge.

* To contribute a bug fix or other patch to the Python core, read the [/dev/ Python Developer's Guide] for more information about Python's development process.

* To contribute to the official [/doc/ Python documentation], join the [/sigs/doc-sig/ Documentation SIG], write to, or use the [ Patch Manager] to contribute a documentation patch.

* To announce your module or application to the Python community, use [news:comp.lang.python.announce comp.lang.python.announce]. See [/community/lists.html#comp-lang-python-announce the guide to Python mailing lists] for more information.

* To propose changes to the python core, post your thoughts to [news:comp.lang.python comp.lang.python]. If you have an implementation, follow the [/patches/ Python Patch Guidelines].

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