Good introductory book?

Kottiyath n.kottiyath at
Thu Dec 4 06:18:19 CET 2008

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.


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