[Tutor] Which Book
amadeo.bellotti at gmail.com
Fri Aug 18 04:22:58 CEST 2006
A good book is Practical Python by Magnus Lie Hetland.
On 8/17/06, Alan Gauld <alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk> wrote:
> > I have very little programming experience, I have decided to learn
> > Python..there are tons of material and references on the web-pages,
> > can
> > you guys please suggest what is the best way to start or which ONE
> > book which I should follow to start.
> Despite the fact that my tutor is available in paper form I personally
> don't recommend buying a beginners book - -they quickly become
> redundant so they are poor value. I would advocate working through
> the web tutorials (mine if you like:-) and then buy a goood reference
> book (or two). Maybe a general treference like Python in a Nutshell
> plus maybe a specialised one in the areas you are interested in
> (Networks, Databases, Web, GUI, text processing etc)
> But tastes in books is so subjective its hard to give recommendations.
> I like generalist books like Programming Python, but many people
> don't like that one at all. I didn't particularly like Text Processing
> Python, even though its the best book in its class - but I just didn't
> like the style much. But I know others who think its a bit of a
> A lot will depend on your previoius experience too.
> For example if you can already program in another language and
> have a fair grasp of computer science terminology then my book
> would be a complete waste of time, but if you only have ac minimal
> experience and don;t know the CS terms my book would be a good
> choice (he says immodestly!)
> Best thing if possible is to borrow a copy (from a friend or library)
> or if there is a web version read a bit there first.
> Alan Gauld
> Author of the Learn to Program web site
> Tutor maillist - Tutor at python.org
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