Eight suggestions for Python books (long)
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Fri Feb 4 00:09:25 CET 2000
> 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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