New Programmer and Python

Brian van den Broek bvande at po-box.mcgill.ca
Sat Sep 18 18:20:50 CEST 2004


PMD96 said unto the world upon 2004-09-18 11:32:
> I'm new to programming and have been recommended to start with
> Python.  I've reviewed the tutorial and am looking for additional
> learning tools to learn programming and Python.  Any recommendations?
> 
> 
> 

As a relative Python and programming newbie myself, I'd say you should 
check out various links at:

<http://www.python.org/topics/learn/>
<http://www.python.org/doc/Intros.html>
<http://www.python.org/topics/learn/non-prog.html>


The gentle introduction that I started with is:

How to Think Like a Computer Scientist
Allen Downey's open source textbook has a Python version, written with 
Jeff Elkner. It's also available in book form.
<http://www.ibiblio.org/obp/thinkCSpy/>

It is aimed at high-school students and is quite clear, but 
appropriately low in its pitch.

After that, I found Lutz and Ascher's Learning Python quite helpful. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lpython2/>

HTH,

Brian vdB




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