best book

Michael Hudson mwh at
Thu Jan 15 12:18:45 CET 2004

km <km at> writes:

> Hi all,
> What is the best book to start with python ? i am have been working
> since 1 yr with Perl.

I posted this last week:

Thomas Mang <a9804814 at> writes:

> Hello,
> I have programmed mostly in C++ lately, and I want to start learning
> Python now.
> Which books would you recommend to buy?

Well, maybe, none.  Have you tried the online material?

and in particular

> I am both looking for an introduction into the language, as well as
> complete guides.

For the "complete guide", what I've seen of Python in a Nutshell is
pretty good.  But I actually don't own any books on Python (well apart
from the one I tech reviewed).


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