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Coding for beginners using Python

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Here are some links to websites with useful Python resources, and Python files to download for the programs in this book.

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At this page you can run Python programs from "Coding for Beginners using Python", and test your own code.

Python files for the programs in the book

These zip files contain the code for all the projects in "Coding for Beginners using Python". Click on one of the files then use your computer's zip program to unzip and save the programs to your computer. To find out how to view and run the programs see page 6 of your book.

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Bug fixes for 'Bat and ball' game

With some versions of Python, you may get an error message at the end of the game. Click on the link below to find out how to fix it. CORRECTION FOR PAGE 83: In the second code excerpt (blue box) at the top of page 83, the second line should read "or ballMoveX" (NOT "ballSpeedX"). MAC USERS ONLY - correction for page 79: Add window.focus_force() before the reset instruction.

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Starting coding

Online Python projects and tips

Going further

Here's a selection of tutorials to brush up your Python skills and give you more practice.


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About this book

Coding books for kids
Coding for beginners using Python

A beginner’s guide to coding using Python, one of the most popular computer languages. Step-by-step instructions show how to get started and write a simple program. New commands are introduced with examples and colourful pictures so by the end of the book, readers can code games, drawings and more. Includes extra help and downloads online.

Reader Reviews

Totally Awesome
This book taught me so much about Python, and that it's not only made up of print() functions and variables! I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn Python coding in a fun way. The way this book is set up is perfect, from easy stuff and practice at the beginning to full on working video games toward the end, relieved me of coding stress! I just picked up time, turtle, random, and a few others, and now I'm working on TK. This is the best coding tutorial online!

Aviator45K, 23rd December 2019
Coding for beginners using Python

kun, 29th May 2019
Coding for beginners using python
Super book.

Wong hei tung, 15th March 2017

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