5 Minutes with Python: A Video Series
Checking out Python but don't have the time to read the manuals? Relax and watch a video or two that demonstrate the power and flexiblity of Python.
First 5 Minutes with Python
I'm often asked 'what are the resources and tutorials like for Python?' so here I try to answer the questions you might ask in your first 5 minutes with Python.
Python and the Interactive Shell 'IPython'
A brief introduction to the enhanced interactive shell name IPython. Superior to the default Python shell, IPython provides power object introspection features, easy access to operating system commands and integrates with your text editor.
If after watching this introduction you'd like a more in-depth look at its features, check out the 5-part screencast demonstration walkthru.
A Demonstration of ReStructuredText
A quick look at a style of marking up plaintext called "ReStructuredText" with hotkeys from the Emacs text editor to view the result as HTML, PDF and slides.
Python and the Image Manipulation Library
A slideshow overview of the features of the widely used 2-d image manipulation package for Python named 'PIL', providing for the viewing, copying, printing, filtering and transformation of images, including palette manipulation, pixel filtering and multipage animations.