Can't find what you're looking for?
The Python FAQ has answers to many of
the specific questions you might have, and the Python FAQ Wizard
provides some handy extras, like a search engine and an index of
recent additions. (It's maintained by PSA members,
another reason to join the PSA.)
The sidebar on the left of each page (and this page in particular)
has several generally useful items, and the site map shows an overview of the site layout.
New to Python?
Wonder where to get Python?
- See the download page for links to
sources, binaries, and so forth, for the Python core and important
addons. It's organized per platform (e.g. Windows, Mac, Linux) for your convenience.
Learning how to program a computer?
- Try Learning
to Program - an introduction to programming in Python for those
who have never programmed before, by Alan Gauld.
- Check out the Tutor mailing
list. It is intended for folks who want to ask questions regarding
how to learn computer programming with the Python language.
Got a Python problem or question?
- First check the Python FAQ, with
answers to many common, general Python questions. (The FAQ Wizard provides
extras, like searchability.)
- If you suspect a bug in the Python core, search the Python Bugs List.
- For Python CGI questions, try Dave Mitchell's Python
CGI FAQ on Starship.
email@example.com (a.k.a. firstname.lastname@example.org) reaches a volunteer
team of crack Python experts. (When posing questions, take care - the
better your details - including exact error messages, system
configuration, etc - the more likely the helpers will be able to grasp
what's going on.) More info: Python-help description.
- The Python newsgroup, comp.lang.python, reaches many many
people, some of whom may already have hit and surmounted your problem.
Also available as a maillist - for more info, see the newsgroup description.
Looking for a particular Python module or application?
Want to contribute?
- To report a bug in the Python core, use the Python Bugs List.
- To contribute a bug fix or other patch to the Python
core, see the Python Patch Guidelines.
- To contribute to the official Python
documentation, write to email@example.com.
- To get your module or application listed on the Python website,
write to firstname.lastname@example.org, including a URL (preferably one that
doesn't change with new releases). There are plenty of places
offering free webspace these days!
- To announce your module or application to the Python community,
use comp.lang.python.announce (or via email, email@example.com, if you lack news access). More info:
the announcements newsgroup
- To propose changes to the python core, post your thoughts to comp.lang.python. If you have an
implementation, follow the Python Patch
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