Books for newbies

Laura Creighton lac at strakt.com
Fri Jan 24 01:24:57 CET 2003


> My first post! (Everyone, now, "noob!")

Welcome:

> 
> Anyhow, I just first started to dig into Python yesterday and I must 
> say I'm quite impressed. I like it's easy learning curve, however, I've 
> now exhausted my newbie tutorials and I'm ready to start investing to 
> go further in Python. I was wondering what are some recommended books 
> are. I'm looking for books that assume general programming knowledge 
> (OOP, classes, basic concepts, etc) and cover everything from the 
> basics to more advanced topics.

http://www.awaretek.com/plf.html has 24 book reviews by Ron Stephens.
I'm fond of David Beazley's The Essential Python Reference 2nd edition.

> 
> I was unable to find a way to search the list archives from 
> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list, so I'm sorry if 
> this is one of the most common posts. 

The best way to do this is via google groups.   Keep this as a bookmark:
http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search?as_ugroup=comp.lang.python

> I'm also curious as to where some good repositories of example code and 
> re-useable methods/procedures/whatever are.

here is one place.
http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Python/Cookbook/
here is another.
http://www.vex.net/parnassus/

Remember to check the standard library before you look for something 
someplace else, because there is a lot that is already included ...

> 
> TIA,
> Tyson
> 
> 
> --
> Tyson Tate, Editor
> Entropy Magazine
> "Nourishment For The Starved."
> http://www.entropymag.net
> 

Good luck,
Laura Creighton





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