Re: [Tutor] Book recommendations
magnus at thinkware.se
Thu Apr 29 07:25:55 EDT 2004
> can anyone suggest good/great python newbie books? i use to own Alan
> Gauld's excellent book, but i'm also looking for others.
I think Chris Fehily's book is rather nice.
It's also fairly cheap and reasonably brief.
Of course, any paper book is bound to be a little out
of date rather soon.
Most of the examples in the book (and there are plenty)
use the interactive interpreter to explore various features
of Python. I think that's a good idea--the interpreter *is*
very useful for learning Python, so getting used to exploring
Python like this is probably a good idea.
It might be a bit of a hurdle for the programmer to figure
out how to actually apply these things in a normal program
But there are plenty of online tutorials and code resources
to complement this book with.
http://www.diveintopython.org/ (also published on paper now)
http://www.activestate.com/ASPN/Python/Cookbook/ (Do you need
to register for this now? Stupid Sophos!)
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