[Tutor] Python Books for Newbies
Wed, 20 Feb 2002 10:16:29 -0800 (PST)
> From: "Hellenic Dolphin" <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 18:49:12 +0200
> Subject: [Tutor] Newbie!
> Hi everybody!
> I'm a newbie in programming languages and I was instructed to begin
> Python! Could you please tell me the correct steps, should I make, in
> to really learn the language and be possible to write serious
As someone who has struggled with various language's, I've found Python
to be very easy to understand and program in.
The first book I would recommend on Python would be Alan Gauld's _Learn
to Program Using Python_. Its very well written, but doesn't get bogged
down with a lot of little mostly inconsequential details which can be
very frustrating for a beginner (at least that's how I found it.)
Once you have a firm handle on the basics, I would recommend Wesley
Chun's _Core Python Programming_. This book is more in depth and covers
a more topics (such as CGI programming, networking and some Tk/Tcl
programming) than Mr Gauld's book. However, it seems to assume you have
some working knowledge of Python, the kind of knowledge that _Learn to
Program Using Python_ gave me.
As an aside, both of the authors are frequent contributors to this list
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