Eight suggestions for Python books (long)

Fredrik Lundh effbot at telia.com
Thu Feb 3 18:09:25 EST 2000

Curtis wrote:
> I would kill for a Python cookbook/algorithm book!!

good thing you didn't make it to the python conference ;-)

for your amusement, here's a list of existing cookbook-ish
Python books, in no specific order.

+ Python Annotated Archives (by Martin Brown):


  50+ sample scripts from various sources; extensive
  annotations by the author.  massive piece of work.

+ Programming with Python (by Tim Altom):


  have only browsed it, but it appears to be a budget
  version of the annotated archives.  early reviewers
  seem to think it's no good, so you may wish to check
  it out in a bookstore before buying it.

+ The Python Grimoire (by Andrew Kuchling):


  work in progress; sample scripts from various (mostly
  unattributed?) sources; sorted by task.  (like martin's
  book, this seems to contain some eff-bot code, so it
  cannot be all bad ;-)

+ (the eff-bot guide to) The Standard Python Library,
  eMatter edition (by Fredrik Lundh):


  320 sample scripts, sorted by standard library module.
  more code and less annotations than the others (after
  all, python code is supposed to be easy to read ;-).


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