[Tutor] python books
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Wed Apr 15 11:45:07 CEST 2009
It's unlikely you are going to find a pdf on Python that's suitable for
beginners. Do you mean pdf or a digital book? There are Python books in
digital form on the web. I'm not quite sure how it works, but I know of
at least one public library has them. I think it works that if you have
a library card, then you can get web access to read the book on-line. I
think this operates at a college level too.
Consider Python for Absolute Beginners. If you are pressed for money, go
to a college bookstore and see if you can find it used, probably $18 USD
used (I know by experience! I do not own it or have done much more than
browse a few pages of it.). I know of one university here that uses it.
It is not likely that it would be used for a computer science (CS)
classes, but I suspect there are students there in non-CS classes who
might need to use Python. For example, engineers, math-majors,
elementary statistics classes, and even upper-level astronomy classes.
One can often get a good sense of a book by going to Amazon. They have a
Look-Inside feature that allows you to browse parts of many books.
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we are mostly space. (Calculation by WTW)
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