|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Re: [nylug-talk] PIG in new york?
|On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:53:17PM -0400, Ruben Safir wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 08:37:39PM -0700, Peter C. Norton wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:11:22PM -0400, Dan Crosta wrote:
> > > Ruben Safir wrote:
> > > >That would be very cool. what do you think Dan?
> > >
> > > I'll definitely join, and offer what expertise I can. Since this sounds
> > > like something for people with general computer experience, can I
> > > suggest Mark Pilgrim's "Dive Into Python" as a text? There's always
> > > Learning Python as well.
> > Dive is freely downloadable. I can't think of a good reason not to use
> > it or practical python, which is also out there.
> Is either comprehensive? I've never understood why if people have background
> that they think they can learn something in different order than they would
> ordiniraly. I find I always have to start at the beginning.
Both cover a lot of the same ground. They explain the language, and
the first job of the study group is going to be that for anyone who
doesn't understand to get them to the point where they understand the
points you've made so that more complex ideas can be explored.
The 5 year plan:
In five years we'll make up another plan.
Or just re-use this one.
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