[Tutor] Book Request [Was: Re: Need some help on output]

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Fri Mar 4 10:28:20 CET 2011

"Gaurav Malhotra" <gaurav.tula at gmail.com> wrote

>I am beginner.......................

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> I want to know best book to start with
> when it comes with python programming

Books/tutorials are very subjective. The style of tutorial 
that I like may not suit you. That having been said:

Are you a beginner to Python? Or a beginner to programming?
There are beginners pages for both categories on the 
python.org web site that list online tutorials. Choose a few
and try them out, they are all free.

One thing you will need to decide is whether to learn the 
latest Python Version 3 or to use the older Python Version 2.
They are not compatible and thee is more widespread support 
for V2, but V3 iscatching up. For now I would recommend a 
complete beginner go with Version 3 but if you already know 
another language then go with Version 2 (you will learn 
faster than a beginner and so may run into some current 
limitations of V3) 

Once you find a tutorial that suits your style then stick to it. 
Do the examples don't just read them. Post any questions 
or problems you encounter to this mailing list. Tell us the 
Python version, the tutorial you use and the Operating 
system. Include full error messages in posts, they may 
not look helpful to you but they are very helpful to us! :-).

Enjoy programming in Python.

Alan Gauld
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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