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I'm studying for two reasons:
1) A million years ago, I learned to program in other languages and wanted to update my skills.
2) I'm participating in the test round of the Mechanical MOOC course, so trying an experiment in open education.
I'm working on a career change that requires programming skills. Python is one of the main languages used by computational linguists. It's a bonus that it seems to be easier to learn than other languages.