Python is a great programming language to learn and you can use it in a variety of areas in software development. You can use Python for web development, data analysis, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and more.

With the vast amount of resources to choose from, sometimes it is hard to know what the best options are.

I have curated a list of 16 Python tutorials for beginners. This list will include free and paid resources.

Here is the complete list. Once you find a resource that interests you, click that link and it will jump you down to a more detailed description of that resource. Unless otherwise noted, the resources are free.

Best Python Tutorials for Beginners

  1. Learn Python - Full Course for Beginners  (freeCodeCamp)
  2. The Python Handbook (Flavio Copes)
  3. Python Tutorials for Absolute Beginners  (CS Dojo)
  4. Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python) (University of Michigan)
  5. Studytonight (studytonight.com/python/)
  6. Python Core (SoloLearn)
  7. Real Python (realpython.com)
  8. Python Basics with Sam (freeCodeCamp)
  9. Python Beginner Tutorials (Pythonspot)
  10. Python Tutorial (PythonForBeginners)
  11. Automate the Boring Stuff with Python (online book)
  12. Learn Python 2 (Codecademy)
  13. Learn Python the Hard Way (book)
  14. Python Crash Course For Beginners (Traversy Media)
  15. Python Tutorial - Python for Beginners (Programming with Mosh)
  16. Scientific Computing with Python (freeCodeCamp)

Learn Python - Full Course for Beginners  

In this freeCodeCamp YouTube Course, you will learn programming basics such as lists, conditionals, strings, tuples, functions, classes and more.

You will also build several small projects like a basic calculator, mad libs game, a translator app and a guessing game.

The Python Handbook

In this Flavio Copes article, you will learn about strings, lists, tuples, recursion, and more.

You will also learn how to install 3rd party packages and how to work with virtual environments.  

Python Tutorials for Absolute Beginners by CS Dojo

In this series of Beginner Python YouTube videos by CS Dojo, you will learn about dictionaries, loops, functions, objects and more.

You will also learn how to build a Twitter bot using Python.

Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)

In this University of Michigan course, you will learn about functions, loops, conditionals, variables and more from the famous "Dr. Chuck".

Once you learn the basics, you can continue on through the rest of the specialization and take the Python Data Structures course, the Using Python to Access Web Data course, and the Using Databases with Python course.    

Studytonight

In Studytonight, you will learn about Python basics, error handling, OOP, file handling, complex datatypes, Multithreading and more.

Once you have learned the basics, you can move onto their other modules which include, the NumPy library, Matplotlib, Tkinter, Network Programming in Python, and Web Scraping using Beautiful Soup.  

Python Core

In SoloLearn's Python Course, you will learn about strings, variables, OOP, functional programming and more. There are plenty of quizzes, challenges and projects that you can build along the way.

In order to get started, you will need to create a free account.

Real Python

Real Python Tutorials provides a variety of  resources to help you learn Python through articles, videos, projects and quizzes.  You can get started with the basic courses on data types, loops, functions, strings and data structures.

You can then move onto the extensive list of projects which includes building a personal diary,  a portfolio app, and a bitcoin price notification service.

In order to access the full content, you will have to become a paid subscriber.

Python Basics with Sam (freeCodeCamp)

In this Sam Focht YouTube Series, you will learn about loops, functions, strings, recursion and more.

You will also build several projects including a guessing game, shopping list, a board game, and a random password generator.  

Python Beginner Tutorials

In this series of Pythonspot beginner tutorials, you will learn about data types, tuples, objects, classes, dictionaries and more. You will also learn about advanced concepts like recursion, lambda, and threading.

Once you cover the basics, you can move onto machine learning, databases, and GUI's.

Python Tutorial

In this PythonForBeginners tutorial, you will learn about functions, loops, lists, conditionals, error handling and more.  

Once you learn the basics, you can explore the other modules on the site including Web Scraping with BeautifulSoup and Using the YouTube API in Python.

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python

In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python online book, you will learn about dictionaries, strings, debugging, regular expressions and more.

If you prefer a video format, then you can go through the YouTube series that Al Sweigart put together.

Learn Python 2

In this Codecademy course, you will learn basic syntax, strings, functions, lists, conditionals and more. This course will also cover more advanced topics like list slicing and lambda expressions.

In order to take the course you will need to create an account.

Learn Python the Hard Way

In Learn Python 2 the Hard Way, you will learn about variables, conditionals, functions, classes, objects and more. You will also learn how to build a website and a game.

You also have the option to do the updated version of the book which is Learn Python 3 the Hard Way. Both of these books are paid options only.  

Python Crash Course for Beginners

In this Brad Traversy YouTube course, you will learn about lists, tuples, dictionaries, functions, classes and more. Brad will also show you how to work with files and JSON data.

Python Tutorial - Python for Beginners

In this Programming with Mosh YouTube course,  you will learn programming basics like variables, loops, strings, tuples, functions, classes and more.

You will also build three projects: one on automation, one on machine learning, and one on building a website with Django.

For additional practice, you can go through Mosh's 53 Python Exercises for Beginners.

Scientific Computing with Python

In this freeCodeCamp certification course, you will learn about loops, lists, dictionaries, networking, web services and more.

You will also have the opportunity to build five projects: Arithmetic Formatter, Time Calculator, Budget App, Polygon Area Calculator, and Probability Calculator.