Good Newbie Books

Greg Jorgensen gregj at
Sun Jul 8 18:28:40 EDT 2001

The Python tutorial available free at is good. "Learning Python"
by Mark Lutz (O'Reilly) is well-written and steps through the language with
lots of examples. I think David Beazley's "Python Essential Reference" (New
Riders) is essential, even for beginners, though it isn't quite enough to
learn the language from.

Greg Jorgensen
PDXperts LLC
Portland, Oregon, USA
gregj at

"EricIDLE" <grayson-wilson at> wrote in message
news:Cp427.655296$166.13566993 at
> Hello,
> Does anybody know of some good newbie books for me to read? I have already
> read Ian Van Laningham's "Teach yourself Python in 24 Hours" are there any
> good books that kind of step me up (from the book mentioned before).
> Thanks.

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