[Tutor] Learning Python

stv stvsmth at gmail.com
Tue Mar 28 17:37:01 CEST 2006

If you're a bookish type, I found Magnus Lie Hetland's "Beginning
Python" excellent. It's really more than a beginners books. I came to
Python with a scripting background--mostly lightweight OS stuff
(Applescript, DOS) as well as a lot of lightweight application
programming (Filemaker, SQL, VBA for Excel, etc) and I got a lot out
of the book.

It covers the basics for a true beginner, but not in a dumbed-down
way. It's also well indexed & somewhat useful as a reference for the
most common things.

Mark Pilgrim's "Dive Into Python" comes highly recommended, and is
available on-line.

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