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Old 02-02-2011, 10:24 AM   #1
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Good books or tutorials for a first time programmer - python


Hey guys, I am a total noob to programming but I want to learn. I figured I would start with python then move up later.

Im looking for a book that doesn't require any prior programming knowledge.

Does anyone know, or would recommend, any good python books for beginners?
 
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:28 AM   #2
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http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrica...ing-fall-2008/
http://docs.python.org/tutorial/index.html
http://www.diveintopython.org/
http://www.diveintopython3.org/
 
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:30 AM   #3
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Free online books

Try these:
From the creator of Python
http://docs.python.org/tutorial/

Free online books

http://www.swaroopch.com/notes/Python

http://openbookproject.net/thinkcs/python/english2e/
 
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:35 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, I'll check them out.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 11:04 AM   #5
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Which is better, Python 2.x or 3?
 
Old 02-02-2011, 11:10 AM   #6
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Python 3 if the Linux distribution you're developing on, the Linux distributions you're targeting, and the libraries you want to use all have good support for it.

Python 2 otherwise.
 
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I'm actually going to use my Windows 7 laptop for programming, so does it make a difference?
 
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No it doesn't. Python is well supported on Windows. Whether a given library requires Python 2 or Python 3 is not dependent on the platform that the Python interpreter is running on.
 
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Thank you for the information. Time to start reading!
 
Old 02-02-2011, 11:29 AM   #10
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This is the editor I used to write my MPD client:

http://code.google.com/p/ulipad/

It's great for editing Python, and it works on Windows.
 
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Thanks, I'll look into it.
 
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Found this look for a starting point.. currently listening to the MIT Lectures, this course is Gold...So happy because it's free too and I have no income. Been trying to figure out how to take this exact type of course. This is my out. Thank you so much dugan! You have no idea what this means to me
 
  


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