[Tutor] Learning to Code with Python

Charles Takacs genius@idirect.com
Wed, 26 Apr 2000 10:21:46 -0400

Hi Marcella :-))
I am also learning Python as the first Programming language.If you are
Learning Python as the first Language then I would definatelly recommend you
starting with the book "Learning Python in 24 Hours" by Ivan Van Laningham.
You can get it from "amazon.com".

 I live in Canada and I just picked the book up a couple days ago from the
local Computer Book Store since it was just released (finally) for
publication.  I've been anxiously waiting for this book to be released since
it is supposedly for Newbies.  For the past couple of days I've been
browsing through it and already can see, that it is much better for a
beginner than any of the other books currenly available.  So a
congradulation is definatelly due to Ivan for writing it.  I also found Alan
Gauld's Tutorial exceptionally good.

Until now I used the book "Learning Python-by Mark Lutz" since it was highly
recommended for beginners.  This book is also very good but as a Newbie I
found it somewhat over-whealming.  In my opinion after finishing Ivan's book
then this one should be your next choice.  Needless to say that Guido's
Tutorial should also be part of your Learning Experience.
Best regards
Charles Takacs
-----Original Message-----
From: Marcella Louise Florence <mlfloren@bulldog.unca.edu>
To: tutor@python.org <tutor@python.org>
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2000 8:47 PM
Subject: [Tutor] Learning to Code with Python

>After some research and hearty recomendations, I have decided to learn
>Python as my first language.  I'm very thrilled about the prospect, and I
>have been looking at several online tutorials.  However, I would be
>interested if anyone knows any books I could purchase with my frame of
>reference in mind.
>If there are any other suggestions, I would be welcome to those as well.
>"Me like stardust on your shoulders, friend..."
>-Yoko of Planet Rondo
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