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Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Zero by Richard Grimmett

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Creating and running Python programs

Now that you are ready to begin programming, you'll need to choose a language. There are many available, such as C, C++, Java, Python, Perl, and a great deal of other possibilities. I'm going to initially introduce you to Python for two reasons: it is a simple language that is intuitive and very easy to use, and it uses a lot of the open source functionality of the robotics world. We'll also cover a bit of C/C++ in this chapter, as some features are only available in C/C++. However, it makes sense to start with Python. To work through the examples in this section, you'll need a version of Python installed. Fortunately, the basic Raspbian system has one already, so you are ready to begin.

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