[Tutor] books

Gregor Lingl glingl@aon.at
Sun, 23 Dec 2001 23:24:35 +0100

Dear Public! (Is this a name from Eastern Europe?)

I'd like to direct you towards two or three online-resources:

First, study the descriptions and links to turorials at
the Python Website: http://www.python.org/doc/Intros.html

I consider

How to Think Like a Computer Scientist
at http://www.ibiblio.org/obp/

to be especially valuable.

You also may have a look at


which contains links to several online-publications in
non-English, also slavic languages. For instance

Jak se naučit programovat is a translation of Alan Gauld's Learning to
at http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/alan.gauld/czech/

----- Original Message -----
From: john public
To: tutor@python.org
Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2001 10:18 PM
Subject: [Tutor] books

I am a newbie programmer learning Python. ....
Most important in my library will be the books that get me from beggining
level to knowing something.

Besides the certainly good books you mention below,
I recommend you strongly ta have a look at

Python: Visual QuickStart Guide by Chris Fehily

I had a look at it in a bookstore an I found it
- despite its somewhat strange title (a series?) -
very thoroughly guiding the reader to develop
the habit of exploring the Python language

It covers 'Core-Python' only, that means only the
fundamentals of the language, but this in a very
complete, readable way.

In my opinion books always are at least to 50% a
matter of taste and reading habits - so you always
have to decide yourself if you could learn and
work with it well.

Hav a nice trip to America (and its book stores)