[Tutor] self-learning Python

Luciano Ramalho luciano at ramalho.org
Sun Mar 9 15:23:00 CET 2008

My recommendation for a book to learn to program, using Python is "How
to think like a Computer Scientist: learning with Python (2nd
edition)" [1]. It's a free online book, but a printed version of the
first edition is also available.

[1] http://openbookproject.net/thinkCSpy/index.xhtml

Don't let the "Computer Scientist" in the title scare you: it is a
very accessible text which assumes no background in programming, and
explains all of the basic concepts and jargon very well. Includes a
useful glossary at the end of each chapter. The 2nd edition also has



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