Learning Python

hrh1818 howardrh at westerncom.net
Mon Oct 10 19:55:51 CEST 2005


A good introduction to Python is the recently published book "Beginning
Python from Novice to Pro".  It provides a quick introduction to
Python, skips a lot of the details hard core programmers expect, and
has very few samples of difficult to understand lines of code that can
easily discourage the novice programmer.

Paul DiRezze wrote:
> I'm spending the next two weeks off and I'm looking to take a crack at
> learning how to program in Python.  Here's a list of the places I've
> bookmarked:
>
> http://www.python.org/doc/ and more specifically
> http://wiki.python.org/moin/
> http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide
> http://www.python.org/doc/Intros.html
> http://www.python.org/topics/
>
> I'm looking for additional resources (links, names of books,
> whatever...) that you think may help me out.
>
> I'm a hobby programmer using mostly BASIC(s) and some Java.  I know
> procedural programming and I know what encapsulation, inheritance and
> polymorphism are but I have very little experience in using them as I've
> written just a few Java programs (i.e., I guess I could use a primer in
> OO programming).
> 
> Any ideas?
> 
> paul




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