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km
Hi all,

What is the best book to start with python ? i am have been working since 1 yr with Perl.

kindly enlighten,

thanks,
KM

Jul 18 '05 #1
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On Thu, 15 Jan 2004 03:32:31 +0530, km <km@mrna.tn.nic .in> wrote:

What is the best book to start with python ? i am have been working since 1 yr with Perl.


My favorite to start is O'Reilley's "Learning Python."

Try to borrow it, rather than buy it, though, or at least buy a used copy.
Once you know Python, you won't be using this book for much; you'll be
using the online documentation or a reference-type book like (my favorite)
"Python in a Nutshell".

You'll probably get a bunch of responses, saying "You don't need a book,
use the online tutorials," but if you're like me, you like the idea of
curling up on the couch or in bed with an honest-to-goodness *book.*

If not, there *are* a lot of good tutorials. A good place to start is
<http://www.python.org/topics/learn/>.

Jul 18 '05 #2
Terry Carroll <ca*****@tjc.co m> wrote in message news:<t1******* *************** **********@4ax. com>...
On Thu, 15 Jan 2004 03:32:31 +0530, km <km@mrna.tn.nic .in> wrote: My favorite to start is O'Reilley's "Learning Python."

Try to borrow it, rather than buy it, though, or at least buy a used copy.

The problem with that is that a used or borrowed copy is unlikely to
be the (new) 2nd edition, (see
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lpython2/) which covers up to Python
2.3. (The older version is badly outdated). Besides which, if you
actually buy a copy they might consider a 3rd edition at some time in
the future.
Jul 18 '05 #3
Am Thu, 15 Jan 2004 03:32:31 +0530 schrieb km:
Hi all,

What is the best book to start with python ? i am have been working since 1 yr with Perl.


Since you already know perl, I suggest the Python Cookbook.
A lot of examples!

thomas
Jul 18 '05 #4
JZ
On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 23:31:32 GMT, Terry Carroll <ca*****@tjc.co m>
wrote:
What is the best book to start with python ? i am have been working since 1 yr with Perl.


My favorite to start is O'Reilley's "Learning Python."


Yes. It's the good starting point. For previous Perl programmer
"Python Essential Reference" by David M. Beazley might be the good
choice.

Check also this list: http://www.awaretek.com/book.html

There are some reviews there:
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork...ry/l-cp12.html

--
JZ
Jul 18 '05 #5
JZ
On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 23:31:32 GMT, Terry Carroll <ca*****@tjc.co m>
wrote:
What is the best book to start with python ? i am have been working since 1 yr with Perl.


My favorite to start is O'Reilley's "Learning Python."


Yes. It's the good starting point. And for previous Perl programmer
another good choice is "Python Essential Reference" by David M.
Beazley. Check also this list: http://www.awaretek.com/book.html and
those reviews:
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork...ry/l-cp12.html

--
JZ
Jul 18 '05 #6
km <km@mrna.tn.nic .in> writes:
Hi all,

What is the best book to start with python ? i am have been working
since 1 yr with Perl.
I posted this last week:

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Thomas Mang <a9******@unet. univie.ac.at> writes:
Hello,

I have programmed mostly in C++ lately, and I want to start learning
Python now.

Which books would you recommend to buy?
Well, maybe, none. Have you tried the online material?

http://www.python.org/topics/learn

and in particular

http://www.python.org/topics/learn/prog.html
I am both looking for an introduction into the language, as well as
complete guides.


For the "complete guide", what I've seen of Python in a Nutshell is
pretty good. But I actually don't own any books on Python (well apart
from the one I tech reviewed).

Cheers,
mwh
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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the new ones go whupwhupwhupwho oopwhooooopwhoo ooooommmmmmmmmm ."
-- Graham Reed explains subway engines on asr
Jul 18 '05 #7
af*****@yahoo.c o.uk (Asun Friere) writes:
Terry Carroll <ca*****@tjc.co m> wrote in message news:<t1******* *************** **********@4ax. com>...
On Thu, 15 Jan 2004 03:32:31 +0530, km <km@mrna.tn.nic .in> wrote:

My favorite to start is O'Reilley's "Learning Python."

Try to borrow it, rather than buy it, though, or at least buy a used copy.

The problem with that is that a used or borrowed copy is unlikely to
be the (new) 2nd edition, (see
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lpython2/) which covers up to Python
2.3. (The older version is badly outdated). Besides which, if you
actually buy a copy they might consider a 3rd edition at some time in
the future.


You can subscribe to safari.oreilly. com for 2 weeks, then cancel and
pay nothing.
John
Jul 18 '05 #8
km wrote:
Hi all,

What is the best book to start with python ? i am have been working since 1 yr with Perl.

kindly enlighten,

thanks,
KM


The Quick Python Book . Daryl Harms. Fantastic.

Jul 18 '05 #9
km <km@mrna.tn.nic .in> wrote in message news:<ma******* *************** *************** *@python.org>.. .
Hi all,

What is the best book to start with python ? i am have been working since 1 yr with Perl.

kindly enlighten,

thanks,
KM


There is a wealth of good, free python resources on the web.
For a comprehensive list of tutorials, online books and python
resources - Try :

http://www.voidspace.org.uk/coollink...on_links.shtml

270 links in various sections....
Learning to program is a good online book, Dive into Python suits more
experienced programmers - whilst some of the tutorials will get you
the basics very quickly.
The Python documentation is good for built-in functions, types and the
standard libraries - which you will need to refer to a lot.

As a reference book I use the O'Reilly pocket reference book - very
useful and very handy (and not very expensive).

For learning to actually *use* Python (once I had grasped the basics)
I use (present tense) 'Programming Python' - from the same series as
'Learning Python' - (by Mark Lutz ?) I can't recommend it enough...
very good.

Fuzzyman

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