Great Python books for the beginner

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

On Jan 12, 9:03 am, Landon <projecteclip... at> 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.

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

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