donnal at donnal.net
Thu Feb 27 04:28:36 CET 2003
Mark Higgins wrote:
> anthony wrote:
>> Can anyone suggest some python/jython reference books/tutorials for a
>> newbie who's used to matlab? Amazon had the Python bible 2.1 fairly
>> highly rated.
> I'm just getting into python as well; a very usual tome for me was The
> Python Cookbook by Alex Martelli and David Asher. It highlights some
> useful concepts. It also gives lots of example code written by
> experienced python programmers - for me, anyway, that's critical to
> getting my head around the common ways of approaching programming
> problems which help define a language's philosophy.
I made the mistake of leaving my copy of The Python Cookbook out on a
table in the hospital where I work (with my name boldly printed on the
front cover). It made for some funny looks and weird comments.
Although not for beginners, The Python Cookbook is definitely a treasure.
Donnal Walter, MD
Arkansas Children's Hospital
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