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Old 09-05-2003, 12:28 AM   #1
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books on python programming


can any one recommend any good books on python programming or any programming books for newbies? i have the tutorial but would rather have a book when im not near a computer.
 
Old 09-05-2003, 07:28 AM   #2
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Leaning Python

Python really is one of those languages you will learn best when you *are* sat in front of a computer!

BUt, still, within the Python community, Alex Martelli's recent (i.e. very up-to-date) book "Python in a Nutshell" is very highly regarded. Of course, this is an O'Rielly publication, and it costs $24.95 US or about 25 UK. I beleive its available on Amazon.

Two more really useful resources are www.python.org and comp.lang.python. The former has loads of documentation and links, the latter is a breeding ground for Advanced Pythonistas ;-)

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Old 09-05-2003, 09:46 AM   #3
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Re: Leaning Python

Quote:
Originally posted by cybervegan
Python really is one of those languages you will learn best when you *are* sat in front of a computer!
I'll second that.

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Two more really useful resources are www.python.org and comp.lang.python. The former has loads of documentation and links, the latter is a breeding ground for Advanced Pythonistas ;-)
python.org is where 99% of my python questions are answered. Their online docs are incredible. c.l.p is nice too, but I prefer #python (on freenode, oftc, ircnet, efnet, and others, connected by one relaybot) for asking for help. Of course, you can always ask specific questions here
 
Old 09-05-2003, 02:20 PM   #4
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I've learned so much from just reading the Python html documention offline while I chuck code at IDLE. With the interactive interpreter I can work line by line, or open and run any file of code and then start testing some functions in it. Highly recommended.
 
  


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