[Tutor] self-learning Python
emadnawfal at gmail.com
Sun Mar 9 13:28:48 CET 2008
On Sun, Mar 9, 2008 at 8:16 AM, Julia <midnightjulia at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 :)
When I started learning Python, I had had no programming background
whatsoever. It was Michael Dawson's book that got me off the ground. I then
read another book "Python programming: an introduction to computer science",
and things began to make sense to me. Non-programmers have a hard time
grasping things programmers take for granted. That's why Dawson's book may
not be good for experienced people. I definitely recommend it to true
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Emad Soliman Nawfal
Indiana University, Bloomington
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