Python on an Ipad or PC


#1

I just started the python programming class on my macbook pro. I'm about to travel long-term and need to bring my PC with me for work. But I want to learn programming on a Mac, because the data science program I eventually want to apply for uses Macs. i don't have space to travel with two laptops so I was thinking about buying a ipad.

I see that code academy isn't compatible with ipads but using the "desktop version on your browser" might fix that problem. Is that a workable solution or is trying to learn python on a ipad just a bad idea?

Would i be better off just learning python on my PC? Would it be hard to switch to coding python a Mac after learning it on a PC?


#2

Short answer: yes.

Ever so slightly longer answer: it's a bad idea because professional programmers rarely use mobile devices (such as tablets, excluding laptops), and of course there could be comparability problems when using an iPad.


#3

Thanks!
So if I stick to learning python on the PC is there a steep learning curve when I try to use a Mac?


#4

PC -> Mac is pretty much nothing to learn except keyboard layouts etc.


#5

okay, great .Thanks!


#6

when switching to mac, you should choice the curve. learn the command line on macOS, which gives you a lot of power, its seriously worth it

You can do the lean command line course on codecademy