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Hacking Raspberry Pi® by Timothy L. Warner

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Chapter 10. Programming Raspberry Pi with Python—Beginnings

If you emerged from Chapters 7 and 8 relatively unscathed, you are ready to embark on a more comprehensive programming adventure.

Scratch is a lot of fun to program, but the environment hides all of the programming complexity; this is by design, as previously discussed. Many educators consider Python to be an ideal first “true” programming language for the following reasons:

Image Python’s syntax and data typing are relatively intuitive and fairly forgiving of rookie mistakes.

Image Python is heavily ...

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