Great Python books for the beginner

GeneralCody generalcody at
Sat Jan 12 20:49:45 CET 2008

On 2008-01-12 08:03:42 +0100, Landon <projecteclipsor at> said:

> 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 would definetly go for Learning Python first, maybe Apress "Python, 
from novice to Professional" as well...


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