Python language basics 1: installing Python and PyCharm

Introduction

This is the very first part of the long series of posts on the Python language. It is intended to show the basics of Python: objects, libraries, classes, methods etc. Note that I’m not a trained educator but I’ll try to be as educational as possible anyway so that even novice programmers can follow this series.

I’ve decided to learn a new technology to diversify my skills and my choice fell upon Python. It is a general-purpose language which can be used for anything ranging from simple scripting to fully-fledged Web/desktop/game etc. applications. This series is the documentation of how I’m progressing that hopefully some readers can also benefit from. I’m developing on Windows so e.g. all file paths will be described like “c:\folder\file”.

Here’s a short list of – probably biased – motivations to learn Python:

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