Introduction to Python

Book: A Smarter Way to Learn Python, Mark Myers

Lessons and Curricula

I recommend studying Python from multiple sources: our book, online training and videos.

Our Book

We’ll cover lessons in A Smarter Way, and as we cover chapters we’ll look at the chapter exercises starting at


Probably the best online place to start is This truly excellent curriculum is free for teachers and students, is simply and clearly written, and provides a good source of code snippets you can use for the rest of your Python career.

Note the Python Essentials menu at the top, which lets you go straight to the page covering any particular syntax. Take a look around the site, then come back here.


I will provide links to several videos as we go along, from rapid-fire summaries to specialized examples of using Python.