[Tutor] Python in 24 hours more like 24 years
Thu, 21 Feb 2002 20:59:59 -0800 (PST)
I was looking for the tutorial that really turned me on and found the following
which is a big list of python tutorials.
alas, the tutorial i learned from isnt there. and I cant remember where it was.
by the way, I struggled for almost a year trying to learn 'how to program'. I
spent time courting c++, perl, and visual
basic before python actually requited my advances. And it was love at
first sight. Now I am actually getting paid to charm and seduce Java. But python
will always be my first love ;-)
Wesley Chun's Core Python Programming definately was the very best books
for me. Might be a little much for a true beginner - but I recommend it anyway.
Also as Cameron said Python Essential Reference rocks. It can fit in your back
On Thu, 21 Feb 2002, Erik Price wrote:
> On Thursday, February 21, 2002, at 04:35 AM, Jonikas Valdemaras wrote:
> > Many thanks for all answers,
> > I'm slightly depressed :) because Laningham's book
> > is the only choice in ours. So, I can't get your
> > recommended books.
> > If I understood correctly, not bad way (at least better
> > than Laningham's book :) would be to use tutolias
> > from www.python.org. Correct?
> I'm still learning Python. So don't take my words as those of Someone
> Who Knows. But I have found that there are tutorials all over the web
> that teach all kinds of programming. In fact, I did this with PHP -- I
> used a book to get me going, but halfway through the book I got bored
> with it because the tutorials on the web were much more concise (the
> book was a giant Wrox book, admittedly).
> The fact is, though, is that reading tutorials on a screen just sucks.
> There's nothing like curling up in bed and reading a book. Some people
> might think it's weird, because you don't have a computer handy to try
> stuff out on, but I prefer to ingest a chapter and then try it out
> later. So I say, get the book if it's convenient to do so, but
> otherwise, check out the following sites:
> DevShed has good quick tutorials that give you a rough idea of the
> topic. But if you want to know more, you need to know where the online
> documentation is. They have a fairly lengthy tutorial on Python, but it
> doesn't teach you how to program.
> This is a pretty good tutorial. "How to Think Like a Computer
> Scientist." The name doesn't excite me, but it doesn't leave much to
> question -- read through this once and then go back and re-read the
> parts that you didn't totally understand. I found it comprehensive.
> The problem with a lot of tutorials (like the DevShed one, above), is
> that it's easy to teach you the basic structures of a language, like
> functions and naming rules and whatever. But to actually teach you some
> programming concepts is a trickier task. That's where I see myself -- I
> sort of already "know" Python's "rules", but actually writing efficient
> programs (the fun part) is something that I need to constantly work on.
> I haven't had time to read this tutorial, but I think it addresses this
> very subject...
> And Alan Gauld has already mentioned his site. There you go, now you
> don't have to buy a book. Between these four tutorials, which will take
> you a bit to get through, you should have a grasp of Python and be able
> to start learning from yourself.
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