Recommand a good book for learning Python

Michael P Lindner mlindner at mail.com
Wed Aug 25 09:49:24 CEST 1999


Alex <do826 at micsv.cwb.gov.tw> wrote in message
news:7pt2oo$rts at netnews.hinet.net...
> Hi all:
>
> I want to learn Python Programming language, but I don't know which book
is
> better for a newbie. So I need some suggestions. Thanks a lot.
>
> P.S: Whould you like to reply one to my E-Mail?
>
> Regards
>
> --Alex

I am using Learning Python by Lutz and Ascher from O'Reilly. So far (through
ch 7) I really like it and have found it easy to understand. I also suggest
buying the Python Pocket Reference from O'Reilly; it's quite handy IMHO.
Mark Lutz also wrote a book called Programming Python, I have heard good
things about it, but don't have it myself as it's possibly dated (1996).

btw: I managed to rewrite a file formatting program I was having trouble
with in C++ the day I bought the book. gl :)

-mike






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