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What are some apps, problems you would suggest to solve a new python developer?

My answer to What are some apps, problems you would suggest to solve a new python developer? on Quora

The best way to learn python in my opinion is using the interactive prompt. Install ipython (a massive improvement on the standard python shell) and use it to interactively solve some simple tasks—things like downloading a CSV file from the web using the urllib library, parsing it with the csv module, then poking around in the data using python list comprehensions and saving some of the results out to a JSON file.

This is What are some apps, problems you would suggest to solve a new python developer? by Simon Willison, posted on 7th November 2012.

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