looking for a book on python

Randy Foiles abuse at
Sat Jun 27 19:16:17 EDT 2009

laplacian42 at gmail.com wrote:
> On Jun 26, 8:48 pm, Randy Foiles <ab... at> wrote:
>> Hello and thank you for taking your time to read this.
>>         I was interested in learning about python.  In the long ago past I did
>> learn some programing but I have not used any of it for years.  I do
>> remember some basics however so the book does not have to be for a total
>> beginner.  (C, C++, BASIC, Visual BASIC, Pascal and some ADA)
>>         I have been using Linux for a while and overall still don't know much
>> about it but I can find my way.  I have my system dual boot with windows
>> vista.
>>         I do realize that everyone is different but I would like to see some
>> suggestions and maybe reasons why you think it is good.  I have looked
>> for/searched and found a few different books but as my means are a bit
>> limited right now I don't really want to buy several just one or maybe
>> two books.
>>         Oh and if someone knows a place to find some used books of this sort
>> that would be great (ebay I guess :)
>> Thanks for your thoughts
>> Randy theslayers9   gmail
> The Oreilly "Python in a Nutshell" (2006, 2nd ed.) book is very good
> and will get you up to speed in short order.

This is one of the books I see around and it does seem that O'Reilly is 
where most people go for them :)
What is it that you like about this one?

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