Appendix B. Intro to Python

As you’ve probably noticed from flipping through the book, all of my scripts for the robot are written in Python. There are some good reasons for this. If you are already a skilled Python aficionado, you can probably skip this portion of the book. On the other hand, if you need a refresher, or if Python is completely new to you, read on for a quick-and-dirty introduction to this powerful language.

Python on the Pi: A History in Four Paragraphs

Python was born in 1989 to Guido van Rossum, who had a crazy idea that programming should be accessible to everybody, not just geeks with broken glasses and pocket protectors. He was working with a language called ABC, and wanted a language that would fix some of its problems and ...

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