[Tutor] python books

Wayne Watson sierra_mtnview at sbcglobal.net
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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