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Engineering library (Rooms A225 & A248): all computers
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Python is a general purpose, object-oriented programming language with dynamic semantics created in 1991 by Guido van Rossum. It is a useful language for Rapid Application Development and as a scripting or glue language to connect existing components. If you would like to learn more about what Python is and how it compares to other programming languages, such as Java, JavaScript, Perl, Tcl, Smalltalk, and C++, visit What is Python? Executive Summary.

For additional information, links, and a recorded workshops from Dirac's Data Workshop series, visit the Python Research Guide.


  • Coursera -- Coursera is a free resource offering video tutorials ranging from beginner to advanced learning for Python.
  • LinkedIn Learning -- LinkedIn Learning offer tutorials for getting started in Python. This service can be accessed for free through your FSU account under Resources.
  • Real Python Tutorials -- Provides supporting for learning Python by example from the absolute basics to web development and web scraping, to data visualization, and beyond.

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