New: The Python 3 version of the book and course material is available at This site is maintained for those who want to continue to learn Python 2.

The goal of this site is to provide a set of materials in support of my Python for Informatics: Exploring Information book to allow you to learn Python on your own. This page serves as an outline of the materials to support the textbook.

You can download the exercises, audio, and video lectures to your local computer so you can play them locally. This can be done with either a Right-Click or a Control-Click in most browsers.

Here are archive copies of the various audio, video, PowerPoints, PDFs and closed caption files if you want to reuse these materials in your own courses. All this material (including audio and video) is Copyright Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unless otherwise indicated.

Here are the materials for the Big Data Workshop.