First steps with Python programming


If you'd like to experiment further, see the Python documentation [1].

The turtle module provides a great entry point to programming with Python, but don't judge the power of the language purely by this module. In future articles, you'll learn about some of the other things you can do with Python and build on your experience creating your first Python programs here.

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Sean McManus is co-author of Raspberry Pi For Dummies and author of Scratch Programming in Easy Steps. You can visit him online at

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