Introduction to Python

Go from Hello World to writing a short random quote generator using Python.

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Build a Python Quote Bot

This tutorial shows you how to build a simple quote bot in Python, even if you've never written any code before.

$ python get-quote.py

Keep it logically awesome

$ python get-quote.py

Speak like a human

Learn how to read from a text file of quotes, randomly choose one, and print it to your terminal.

Steps to complete this course 7
  1. Set up your environment

    Check that Python and Git are installed

  2. Hello World

    Run the classic first program in Python

  3. Change the primary function

    Learn how the main() thing works

  4. Read a file into an array

    Use file input to change your Python output

  5. Get the last element of an array

    Explore the quotes file and grab the last one

  6. Retrieve a random quote

    Use your array knowledge to print quotes at random

  7. Explore Python on your own

    Some ideas for next steps

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