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books: Dive into Python vs Beginning Python

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Hi,

which of the following books would you recommend:
"Dive into Python" or "Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional"?

I'm an experienced C++-programmer who wants to take a look at Python.

Thanks,
Franz
Nov 25 '05 #1
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Franz Mueller wrote:
Hi,

which of the following books would you recommend:
"Dive into Python" or "Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional"?
I can't recommand the second since I've never read it. But you can
freely make your own opinion on the first, since it's freely available
online.

I'm an experienced C++-programmer who wants to take a look at Python.


Then I'd say that Dive into Python may be a good choice.

Welcome BTW

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Nov 25 '05 #2

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In article <dm*************@news.t-online.com>,
Franz Mueller <fr************@gmx.de> wrote:

which of the following books would you recommend:
"Dive into Python" or "Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional"?

I'm an experienced C++-programmer who wants to take a look at Python.


Another option: just use the on-line tutorial at python.org
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Nov 25 '05 #3

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On 11/25/05, Franz Mueller <fr************@gmx.de> wrote:
Hi,
Hi Franz! :)
which of the following books would you recommend:
"Dive into Python" or "Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional"?


Both are very good books but I suggest the latter because more recent.
Beginning Python talk python 2.3 and 2.4 : set data structure,
generator, iterator...

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Nov 25 '05 #4

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On 11/25/05, Sebastien Douche <sd*****@gmail.com> wrote:
On 11/25/05, Franz Mueller <fr************@gmx.de> wrote:
Hi,


Hi Franz! :)
which of the following books would you recommend:
"Dive into Python" or "Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional"?


Both are very good books but I suggest the latter because more recent.
Beginning Python talk python 2.3 and 2.4 : set data structure,
generator, iterator...


"Dive into Python" actually mentions generators :
http://diveintopython.org/dynamic_functions/stage6.html

And it's a very well written book btw.
Nov 25 '05 #5

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I would recommend both, but as i have already bought the first version
of Beginning Python known as Practical Python by Magnus. I can
gaurantee you that the practical projects as well as the succinct
python tutorial in the book will show you the full power and glory of
Python. Magnus is a great author, believe me!

Nov 26 '05 #6

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On Fri, 25 Nov 2005 11:25:43 +0100, Franz Mueller wrote:
Hi,

which of the following books would you recommend:
"Dive into Python" or "Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional"?

Since "Dive into Python" is on the net, you can see for yourself if it's
any good (which I think it is!)

http://diveintopython.org/

// Anders
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Nov 29 '05 #7

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