Great Python books for the beginner

Graeme Glass graemeglass at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 21:15:54 CET 2008


On Jan 12, 9:03 am, Landon <projecteclip... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, I'm a freshman in college and I'm going to be taking an intro to
> programming course next semester which mainly uses Python, so I
> thought it might be a good time to pick up Python beyond the scope of
> the class as well. The text book for this class is Python for the
> Absolute Beginner or something similar to that name.
>
> I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on what other titles I
> could look into since this one seems from a glance at reviews to be
> teaching mainly through game programming (a topic I'm not too
> interested in) or if this one is a quality book by itself.

I found CORE PYTHON PROGRAMMING by Wesley Chun to be a great book with
help on both novice and advanced topics.
http://starship.python.net/crew/wesc/cpp/

The tuts and library reference on www.python.org are also really well
written and layed out and you will find yourself frequenting them.




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