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Book for Python

please recommend me book for python
Dec 15 '06 #1
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bartonc
6,596 Expert 4TB
please recommend me book for python
Learning Python
by Mark Lutz and David Ascher
publisher: O'Reilly
Dec 15 '06 #2
ghostdog74
511 Expert 256MB
Here are some books
Dec 15 '06 #3
dshimer
136 Expert 100+
My favorites for getting started were...
For basics start with.
  • "Sams Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours"
  • "The Quick Python Book"
For more advanced reference.
  • "Python Essential Reference"
  • "Python Cookbook"
I do a lot of command line stuff so pretty much ignored all the tkinter stuff.
Dec 19 '06 #4
bvdet
2,851 Expert Mod 2GB
My favorites for getting started were...
For basics start with.
  • "Sams Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours"
  • "The Quick Python Book"
For more advanced reference.
  • "Python Essential Reference"
  • "Python Cookbook"
I do a lot of command line stuff so pretty much ignored all the tkinter stuff.
If you are interested in "Python Essential Reference", the 3rd edition covers Python 2.4.
Dec 19 '06 #5
kudos
127 Expert 100+
Hi

Why read a book, when you have the Internet (with updated information). I think this is a good starting point.

-kudos



please recommend me book for python
Dec 20 '06 #6
dshimer
136 Expert 100+
Found another book I like over the weekend.
"Python Phrasebook" by Brad Dayley.
Lots of small scripts as examples of common tasks organized in several headings. Clear and easy to follow. Not in depth or overly technical, good reminders and examples for tasks I don't do often, new things I'd like to try. Also some good nuggets for common tasks that need strong understanding.
Dec 26 '06 #7
bartonc
6,596 Expert 4TB
Hi

Why read a book, when you have the Internet (with updated information). I think this is a good starting point.

-kudos
This is a great starting point. I may have to make this thread sticky now.
Dec 26 '06 #8
bartonc
6,596 Expert 4TB
My favorites for getting started were...
For basics start with.
  • "Sams Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours"
  • "The Quick Python Book"
For more advanced reference.
  • "Python Essential Reference"
  • "Python Cookbook"
I do a lot of command line stuff so pretty much ignored all the tkinter stuff.
Python Cookbook is great. I built my first multi-threaded app right out of these pages. It talks asyncronously to the serial port on my PC. I may have to post that code, come to think of it.
Dec 26 '06 #9
dshimer
136 Expert 100+
A great e-book mentioned in a later thread by spacecoyote that is worth repeating often is How to Think Like a Computer Scientist - Learning With Python. It starts from scratch, but also contains some great thoughts as skills develop
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