[Tutor] Re: Tutor digest, Vol 1 #295 - 5 msgs

Michael J. Boylan mjboylan@sover.net
Wed, 26 Apr 2000 13:52:54


Hello, I also tried the online turor, but found Van Laningham,s book to be
much better. He explains functions, rather than demonstrating them. He's
also very funny, and certainly knowledgeable.

Mike Boylan

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>Message: 1
>Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 20:49:10 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Marcella Louise Florence <mlfloren@bulldog.unca.edu>
>To: tutor@python.org
>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.
>
>-Marcella
>
>***
>"Me like stardust on your shoulders, friend..."
>-Yoko of Planet Rondo
>***
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>Message: 2
>Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 19:00:09 -0600
>From: Ivan Van Laningham <ivanlan@callware.com>
>Organization: God N Locomotive Works
>To: "tutor@python.org" <tutor@python.org>
>Subject: Re: [Tutor] Learning to Code with Python
>
>Hi All--
>
>Marcella Louise Florence wrote:
>> 
>> 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.
>> 
>> -Marcella
>> 
>
><grin>  How can I resist?  My book, _Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours_,
>should be in stores *any day now* (if it isn't already).  Please look it
>over; I wrote it explicitly for beginners to programming.
>
>> ***
>> "Me like stardust on your shoulders, friend..."
>> -Yoko of Planet Rondo
>> 
>
><any-relation-to-devil-hunter-yohko?>-ly y'rs,
>Ivan
>----------------------------------------------
>Ivan Van Laningham
>Callware Technologies, Inc.
>http://www.pauahtun.org and
>http://www.foretec.com/python/workshops/1998-11/proceedings.html
>Army Signal Corps:  Cu Chi, Class of '70
>Author:  Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours
>
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>Message: 3
>From: "victory" <victory@chollian.net>
>To: <tutor@python.org>
>Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 13:43:34 +0900
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>Message: 4
>From: "Charles Takacs" <genius@idirect.com>
>To: "Marcella Louise Florence" <mlfloren@bulldog.unca.edu>,
><tutor@python.org>
>Subject: Re: [Tutor] Learning to Code with Python
>Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 10:21:46 -0400
>charset="iso-8859-1"
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>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.
>>
>>-Marcella
>>
>>***
>>"Me like stardust on your shoulders, friend..."
>>-Yoko of Planet Rondo
>>***
>>
>>
>>
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>Message: 5
>Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 08:41:09 -0600
>From: Ivan Van Laningham <ivanlan@callware.com>
>Organization: Callware Technologies, Inc.
>To: "tutor@python.org" <tutor@python.org>
>Subject: Re: [Tutor] Learning to Code with Python
>
>Hi All--
>
>Charles Takacs wrote:
>> 
>> 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".
>> 
>
>Thank you for the kind words, Charles.  But there is a teeny correction
>I must make:  the book is entitled _Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours_,
>from SAMS.
>
>
>>  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'm glad to hear that it is actually out there in bookstores!
>
>Metta,
>Ivan
>
>PS:  The book's website,
>
>	http://www.pauahtun.org/TYPython/
>
>is currently inaccessible other than by IP address:
>
>	http://63.64.27.76/TYPython/
>
>due to some nameserver madness here at work.  I'm working to resolve the
>situation.  One way or another, it will be online within the next week
>or so.  I apologize for the inconvenience.
>
>Anyone who can't access the site with the IP address should write to me
>off-list.
>----------------------------------------------
>Ivan Van Laningham
>Callware Technologies, Inc.
>http://www.pauahtun.org 
>http://www.foretec.com/python/workshops/1998-11/proceedings.html
>Army Signal Corps:  Cu Chi, Class of '70
>Author:  Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours
>
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