I want to say something like Non-technical introduction to Python. What word can replace non-technical?

I've fished out un-technical and general so far, but they don't really fit well.

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    "Layman's introduction", "Newbie's introduction", etc. And of course, the ever-popular "Idiot's guide". – Hot Licks Nov 12 '15 at 22:31
  • Ha! Jinx! Hot Licks! (I'm pretty sure "Idiot's Guide..." is copyrighted by now) – Kristina Lopez Nov 12 '15 at 22:34
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    Novice, neophyte, and maybe dilettante. (I kind of like "dilettante", as it has a sort of subversive flavor to it.) – Hot Licks Nov 12 '15 at 22:34
  • what does fish out X so far mean? – Ooker Jul 18 '16 at 12:02
  • @Ooker it means "found" – gt6989b Jul 19 '16 at 13:30

You can say "A Layman's Introduction to Python"

The definition of "layman", according to the Cambridge dictionary:

someone who is not ​trained in or does not have a ​detailed ​knowledge of a ​particular ​subject

  • Please note this discussion of whether layman is gender-specific:english.stackexchange.com/questions/77401/… – JLG Nov 12 '15 at 23:14
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    I guess you could argue that it should be "Layperson" but for a title that is not referring to a specific person, I still like "layman" for the (arguably), most common usage of the word. – Kristina Lopez Nov 12 '15 at 23:20
  • Or just " lay". – Steven Littman Nov 13 '15 at 3:44
  • Naive. As for gender, surely that would depend on the physical characteristics of the reptile in question? – Mark Morgan Lloyd 2 days ago

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