Good introductory book?

Banibrata Dutta banibrata.dutta at
Thu Dec 4 06:31:32 CET 2008

1+ for "Dive into Python"... get's you started very fast.

After you are thru with DiP book, it's time to keep google (or ur
favourite search engine) handy... search at the ActivePython site in
the cookbooks, PEP's, mailing-list archive... the answer is generally
found within first 4-5 hits. And then, a good Language Reference is
indipespensible... for which the standard Python docs are pretty good.

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 10:48 AM, Kottiyath <n.kottiyath at> wrote:
> On Dec 3, 7:44 pm, "Ken D'Ambrosio" <ken.dambro... at> wrote:
>> Hi, all.  I'm getting ready to do some projects in Python, and I've cut my
>> teeth a little bit, but I've found the "Learning|Programming Python" books
>> from O'Reilly to be more-or-less useless (to my surprise -- I'm usually an
>> O'Reilly fan).  I really, really like "Python Essential Reference", but
>> it's -- well, more of a reference than an intro.  So, an introductory text
>> that actually assumes some previous programming experience (as opposed to
>> "Learning Python" which must be the most slowly-paced programming book
>> ever) would be terrific.
>> Thanks for your suggestions!
>> -Ken
> Dive into python is a very good one. It is free too.
> Try it out.
> If you want more of examples of how everything is done, then Python
> Cookbook is another one.
> You can get many recipes at
> too - the book is just selected recipes from this site.
> Regards
> K
> --


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