[Tutor] absolute beginner

J. Van Brimmer jerry.vb at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 07:31:17 CEST 2008

Johnny wrote:
> Anyone have any advice for an all out beginner?
> Advice as in... The best book?...best tutor web page?
> I am wanting so badly to learn Python.
> I have went to this site...
> http://www.awaretek.com/tutorials.html
> This gave me lots of info,, but with so many books to choose from, I 
> can't seem to find that special one that will give me (a complete 
> dummy) the info I need.
> thanks
> Johnny
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I'm not an absolute beginner, but I've been studying Python for about a 
year. I've found these to be of great help:

1) Start here:  http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide
2) And here:  http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide

I have found these books to be the most helpful to me:
1) "Learning Python", by Mark Lutz & David Ascher, Publisher: O'Reilly
2) "Beginning Python", by Magnus Lie Hetland, Publisher: Apress
3) "Dive into Python", http://www.diveintopython.org/

There are lots of other tutorials available on the web, just do a google 
search for python tutorials.
Here are some of my favorites:
1) http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide
2) http://www.codepedia.com/1/BeginnersGuideToPython_Functions
3) http://www.network-theory.co.uk/docs/pytut/index.html
4) http://bembry.org/technology/python/index.php
5) http://hetland.org/writing/instant-hacking.html

Plus, there are some good forums:
1) http://www.daniweb.com/forums/forum114.html
2) http://python-forum.org/pythonforum/index.php
3) http://www.python.org/community/lists/
4) http://www.dreamincode.net/forums/showforum29.htm
5) http://www.gidforums.com/f-52.html

This should be enough to get you started. You'll just have to jump in 
and read, read, and read. :-)

Happy reading!
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