[AstroPy] Python Books for Beginners?

Juan S. Catalán Olmos el.seba.soy.sho at gmail.com
Sun Mar 7 18:21:31 EST 2010

A good place when you are starting is to check de documentation http://www.python.org/doc/  , but if you are looking for 
one book, i think that "Python in a Nutshell" from O' Reilly series ( http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596001889 ) is one good alternative.

For couple of examples you have the cookbook's sites.

I think that "Dive into python" is a little bit advanced for a first project, but a good place that you can check when you have some knowleadge.

Hope this can help you


On 12:01 Fri 05 Feb     , Kelle Cruz wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm looking for book recommendations for beginning programmers starting with
> Python.  Think undergrads first programming project.  I see lots of
> possibilities on Amazon, but does anybody have any experience with them?
> While we're at it, any other books you'd recommend having around the lab?
> I'm tempted just to get a couple of the O'Reilly ones just because.
> (btw, I tried to search the archives for this mailing list, but I was
> unsuccessful...is there a search page that I missed?)
> Thanks!
> kelle
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