I'd like to learn Python

Jim Jinkins j-jinkins at usa.net
Sun Aug 11 23:28:55 CEST 2002


Phil Hystad wrote:

>"krc" <krc at dr.com> wrote in message
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>>I'd like to learn Python. I have very little prior programming
>>experience, so please view me as a complete newbie to programming.
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>>I'm looking for a book or two. I don't want to buy the first book on
>>Python I happen to stumble over: I reckon there's both good books and
>>bad books on the subject, and I want a good one that teaches me good
>>programming habits. If you could point me in direction of such, I'd be
>>very thankful!
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>>Thank you and have a nice day!
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>>- krc
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>Although I have not read the book I did look through it quickly and decided
>it was not bad.  The book is "Learn to Progam Using Python: A Tutorial for
>Hobbyists, Self-Starters, and All Who Want to Learn the Art of Computer
>Programming" by Alan Gauld.  Yes, it is a very long title but you can find
>the book on Amazon and read more about it.
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It depends on where you are starting from.  For a neophyte programmer 
these two books are ideal - and free.

http://diveintopython.org/

http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpython.html

I really like Lutz, Mark and David Ascher.  Learning Python.  O'Reilly. 
1999.  There may be a later edition.

If you really want a physical book, you can't go wrong by browsing the 
shelves at a Barnes & Noble, Borders, or your local equivalent.

    Jim Jinkins




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