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    1. Python challenges or projects with just the standard library?

      I've been slowly learning python for some months already. I used the Python Crash Course book from No Starch Press, it teaches the basics and then goes on with some projects with pygame,...

      I've been slowly learning python for some months already. I used the Python Crash Course book from No Starch Press, it teaches the basics and then goes on with some projects with pygame, matplotlib, etc.

      However, I feel that my Python skills aren't very good yet, and before learning to use libraries I would like to have a better command of the standard library.

      I have been looking for some book with projects or, even better, challenges using just the standard library, but haven't found any good ones. Most of them either are for absolute beginners, or use additional libraries, or are very technical and without focus on practice.

      Do you know of any good book or resource with challenges or projects that don't depend on additional libraries? Or, do you have any idea for a project or challenge using just the standard library?

      Thanks in advance!

      14 votes
    2. Python noob having trouble installing black

      So, the black installation doc tells me to install black by using: pip install black I don't know what pip is so I go read about it here. These instructions tell me that pip is already installed...

      So, the black installation doc tells me to install black by using: pip install black

      I don't know what pip is so I go read about it here. These instructions tell me that pip is already installed since I have the latest version of Python installed.

      That's wonderful, right?

      Not for me. How do I install black?

      Black can be installed by running pip install black.

      Do I run this from the Terminal (I'm using Mac)?

      5 votes
    3. Python noob looking for recommendations

      I'm fairly new to Tildes and have become so impressed that I want to learn Python in order to contribute to its success. I have approximately 15 years of experience with classic ASP/ASP.NET and...

      I'm fairly new to Tildes and have become so impressed that I want to learn Python in order to contribute to its success. I have approximately 15 years of experience with classic ASP/ASP.NET and haven't coded since 2008.

      I've been pointed to VSCodium for an editor.

      I'm using OSX and wondered how I would set up an executable environment for testing/development.

      Other than that, is there anything else you'd recommend for me to get started?

      16 votes