Welcome!!!

This is my new blog all about learning to code with Python and the projects I’m working on. Now I don’t want to scare you, but I don’t know what I’m doing. Im not a coder, I don’t have any degrees nevertheless a computer science one. I barely know my way around a keyboard.

I know a lot of you stopped reading right there so to everyone else, this is what I do have to offer. Im learning, just like you. There will be no crazy complicated tutorials that will go straight over your head, no hour long discussions on super complicated, super technical, super weird coding stuff. We’re just going to go over the basics of python and share what we’ve learned so far.

All that being said, I like to have some fun with my projects. I love sports, games, movies, all that fun stuff. So you should expect lots of that kind of thing in them.

So lets get into it! The first thing we’ll be talking about is how to download python. Now for my mac users out there, if you open the terminal and type in python –version, you can see the version of python downloaded on you mac.

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Yours will probably say Python 2.7.Something, that’s fine. If it does type in python3 –version, this should look something like mine. If after all that it still says 2.7, you’ll want to update your python. To do this, go to http://www.python.org/downloads/ and hit the download Python 3.6 button.

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Alright, for my pc users, don’t think I forgot about you. The process is very similar, although I don’t think python comes installed on windows computers. Just go to the same link I showed before and click where it says “Looking for Python with a different OS? Python for Windows.”

Ok, ready? Now that everyone has python we also have a little program called idle. If you open that you will see something like this.

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If you don’t see that blue text, good! I’m going to get that figured out for next week. Anyway, we can start writing our code in here, but there is a better way to do it. If you go to File, New File, you’ll open another almost empty window. This is where we want to most of our coding.

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The reason we want to do this is we can write our code on the right, and see the output of our code on the left. It’s just better organizationally.

Ok I’m going to leave it here, but I hope to see you guys very soon and thank you so much for reading. I am in the process of setting up my email and social media for The Blind Programmer but there will be an update soon on how you guys can follow the blog and keep up to date, if that is what you wish to do.

Also, please please please leave a comment if I missed anything. I do read all of them so if you’re having any problems or catch any mistakes please do leave a comment and I’ll be sure to get back to you. Thanks!

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