python book for non technical absolute beginner

André andre.roberge at gmail.com
Sun Dec 7 14:39:26 CET 2008


On Dec 6, 9:21 am, News123 <news... at free.fr> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> One of my 'non technical' friends complained about knowing nothing at
> all about programming (though using computers regularly for mails / web
> browsing / googling and downloading / cropping photos )
>
> He wants to play a little with programming to stimulate parts of his
> otehrwise idle brain cells. ;-) Normally it's more the social science /
> linguistic parts being exercised,
>
> I thought python might be a nice language for this
>
> No my question does anybody know a nice beginners book (or a learning CD
> or on line tutorial)? Ideally it shouldn't be too serious and have a lot
> of small nice mini-examples
>
> thanks in advance for any suggestions hints
>
> bye
>
> N
For something completely different, try http://rur-ple.sourceforge.net/
It's Karel the robot, using only Python, and comes with a whole bunch
of lessons and exercises.

André



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