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Python is a popular programming language in open source circles. Read the article collection to find out about Python's welcoming community, learn how to get started programming in Python, and scripts for improving your Python programming chops.

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Compare seven libraries and APIs for plotting in Python, and see which best meets your needs.
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Python has accumulated a lot of templating languages, including these three that are perfect for April Fools' Day.
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If you have to do something three times, try to automate it.
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ZeroMQ makes for a fast and resilient messaging library to gather data and share between multiple languages.
Python in a coffee cup.

A beginner's guide to asynchronous API calls with Python's Twisted package.
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Browse and preview files from the terminal with Ranger.
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Install the pip package manager on older versions of Python on Linux, Mac, and Windows that don't come preinstalled with pip.
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A quick primer on the handy log library that can help you master this important programming concept.