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Hi

I am about to order 2 books, and thought I should talk to you first.
I am getting Python Cookbook by Alex Martelli, David Ascher, Anna
Martelli Ravenscroft, Anna Martelli Ravenscroft, since Bruce Eckel's
Thinking in Python is not finished and didn't have any new revisions
since some time in 2001, having owned his Thinking in C++ v1 and v2 I
am used to learning from him. any way, the second book is gui one, I
notices there are 3 flavors according to
http://wiki.python.org/moin/GuiBooks, wxPython, Qt, and Tkinter.I am
not sure what package is best for and would like to know before I
order one of those three.

thanks
May 11 '06 #1
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Gary Wessle wrote:
Hi

I am about to order 2 books, and thought I should talk to you first.
I am getting Python Cookbook by Alex Martelli, David Ascher, Anna
Martelli Ravenscroft, Anna Martelli Ravenscroft, since Bruce Eckel's
Thinking in Python is not finished and didn't have any new revisions
since some time in 2001, having owned his Thinking in C++ v1 and v2 I
am used to learning from him. any way, the second book is gui one, I
notices there are 3 flavors according to
http://wiki.python.org/moin/GuiBooks, wxPython, Qt, and Tkinter.I am
not sure what package is best for and would like to know before I
order one of those three.


I don't which is "better", but wxPython is still the best choice IMHO if
you worry about portability and licencing issues.

But what don't you take the time to at least have a look at tutorials
and example code ?

--
bruno desthuilliers
python -c "print '@'.join(['.'.join([w[::-1] for w in p.split('.')]) for
p in 'o****@xiludom. gro'.split('@')])"
May 11 '06 #2
The cookbook assumes you know some Python. if you know it, you're good
:) If you're new to Python and programming I would recommend 'Learning
Python' by Mark Lutz and David Ascher. if you're very familiar with
programming but need to catch up on Python syntax, I would recommend
the Python in a nutshell by Alex Martelli.

I would also recommend you always keep a copy of the official Pythons
docs by your side. They're priceless in my opinion. Good luck!

May 11 '06 #3
Wouldn't portability go with Tkinter since that is installed with every
Python?

Robert

May 11 '06 #4
On May 11, 2006, at 3:32 PM, Robert Hicks wrote:
Wouldn't portability go with Tkinter since that is installed with
every
Python?


Dunno about other platforms, but it's not on my Mac.

-- Ed Leafe
-- http://leafe.com
-- http://dabodev.com

May 11 '06 #5
Robert Hicks a écrit :
Wouldn't portability go with Tkinter since that is installed with every
Python?


Tkinter ? What's that ?-)

May 11 '06 #6
In article <ma************ *************** ************@py thon.org>,
Ed Leafe <ed@leafe.com > wrote:
On May 11, 2006, at 3:32 PM, Robert Hicks wrote:
Wouldn't portability go with Tkinter since that is installed with
every
Python?


Dunno about other platforms, but it's not on my Mac.

May 11 '06 #7

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