[Tutor] Python in 24 hours more like 24 years
Wed, 20 Feb 2002 12:40:39 -0900
* Cameron Stoner <email@example.com> [020220 10:57]:
> To all people intested in getting a beginning book for Python who have never programmed before.
> Take my advice and buy the Python Pocket Reference, and Learn to Program Using Python by Alan Gauld.
> I have the Python in 24 hours book, and it stinks. I agree totally with Josh Gregorio on this.
> I have tried using the 24 hours book and it is hard to understand and has much to be desired as far
> as down to earth terms go for a non-programmer. Alan Guald book is far better at telling how to get going.
> You can download a free copy, not totally complete(but mostly), that helps a ton in the non-programmer department.
> Just go the the python website under documentation. www.python.org
I've designed and am teaching an online class on python. I agree the "24 hours..." is
not for the new programmer.
we are using Alan's book as the text.
I'm also recommending that students use Guido's tutorial.
Nothin' like the source :>)
> Cameron Stoner
Tim Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>