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NOTE: If you would like some Python development done, my company, Stochastic Technologies , is available for consulting. This tutorial is available as a short ebook .
Here we will use the python programming language to make a game of hangman, starting from scratch, working on a Macintosh. Python comes with OS X, so nothing special needs to be installed to follow along on your Mac. To use python on Windows, you can download and install python here . It takes a couple hours to learn enough programming to make a simple game. We will learn about:
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I frequently see a problem when people (especially techies) try to teach programming to someone (especially non-techies). Many programming tutorials begin with basic programming principles: variables, loops, data types. This is both an obvious way to teach programming and almost certainly a wrong way to teach programming.
Every Python programmer had to learn the language at one time, and started out as a beginner. Beginners make mistakes.