[Tutor] self-learning Python

Julia midnightjulia at gmail.com
Sun Mar 9 13:16:59 CET 2008

> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2008 16:39:16 -0500
> From: Kent Johnson <kent37 at tds.net>
> Subject: Re: [Tutor] self-learning Python
> To: "Enrique Nieves, Jr." <spanfax at charter.net>
> Cc: tutor at python.org
> Message-ID: <47D30784.3090506 at tds.net>
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> Enrique Nieves, Jr. wrote:
> > I?m not a programmer, but would like to learn to program.  I?m
> > considering self-learning python on my spare time.  Can you recommend
> > the best books, online training, or other resources?  I know nothing
> > about programming.
> There are several good on-line tutorials for beginners:
> http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide/NonProgrammers
> I think the best book for the absolute beginner is "Python Programming
> for the absolute beginner" by Michael Dawson.
> You can ask questions here when you get stuck.
> Kent

To be honest I truly dislike the Dawson book. I wouldn't recommend it to
anyone. It's lacks technical clarity, examples and has a messy index. I'm
going to sell my example asap.

I currently use multiple books for reference and because I haven't found one
really good book yet. In the end I'd say python.org is the best resource for
learning Python :)
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