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Python Resources

To learn python, you can draw entirely from online resources, of which some of the most useful (especially in a bioinformatics context) are listed below.

There was an excellent bioinformatics tutorial in python both as PDF or HTML, provided by Schuerer/Letondal from Pasteur institute:
Python course in Bioinformatics

General

Python's first and official address is python.org. Start with the tutorial.

Specific look-up references

Use these resources as a reference tool in order to look up single commands/techniques. The Python 2.5 Quick reference might be very useful when sitting on the computer and actually doing some programming.

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Development Environments

We will mainly use emacs. Most instructions will be geared towards this editor, also called the swiss army knife of editors. It runs on Windows, Linux and Mac. A short intro, using Python within Emacs and the official Emacs Editor description.

For windows users at home, there are (at least) two more choices: IDLE - an Integrated DeveLopment Environment for Python (easy, straightforward, no frills) Or, more advanced, try PythonWin which even has automatic command completion: <<<<IMAGE HERE>>>>

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