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Hey guys,

I want to begin python. Does anyone know where a good starting point
is?

Thanks,
Jem

May 22 '07 #1
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On May 22, 11:29 am, jolly <jemna...@gmail.comwrote:
Hey guys,

I want to begin python. Does anyone know where a good starting point
is?

Thanks,
Jem
I went through the tutorial on python.org and found that really
helpfull. If in a windows env the book by mark hammond is excellent.

May 22 '07 #2

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On May 22, 11:29 am, jolly <jemna...@gmail.comwrote:
Hey guys,

I want to begin python. Does anyone know where a good starting point
is?

Thanks,
Jem
i went through the tutorials on the main site and then followed up
with mark Hammonds book for windows stuff. I got a few other books as
well to reference but I've found it easy enough to find info for
almost everything on the net.

May 22 '07 #3

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On 22 May, 11:29, jolly <jemna...@gmail.comwrote:
Hey guys,

I want to begin python. Does anyone know where a good starting point
is?

Thanks,
Jem
My suggestion is have a look at www.python.org and see if you can find
what you're looking for.

Giles

May 22 '07 #4

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On May 22, 7:26 am, Giles Brown <giles_br...@hotmail.comwrote:
On 22 May, 11:29, jolly <jemna...@gmail.comwrote:
Hey guys,
I want to begin python. Does anyone know where a good starting point
is?
Thanks,
Jem

My suggestion is have a look atwww.python.organd see if you can find
what you're looking for.

Giles
If you need reference books that delve deep into the language while
being somewhat understandable, I would recommend "Programming Python"
by Lutz or "Core Python Programming" by Chun. "Beginning Python" by
Hetland covers just about everything you'd need to know and it
includes some fairly complex examples in the back...plus it's about
half the size of the other two books.

Other than that, I'd with the other guys on this. The web has lots of
good examples, puzzles and for most of the standard library, decent
docs, although not always with good or thorough examples.

Enjoy!

Mike

May 22 '07 #5

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On May 22, 7:16 am, marc wyburn <marc.wyb...@googlemail.comwrote:
On May 22, 11:29 am, jolly <jemna...@gmail.comwrote:
Hey guys,
I want to begin python. Does anyone know where a good starting point
is?
Thanks,
Jem

i went through the tutorials on the main site and then followed up
with mark Hammonds book for windows stuff. I got a few other books as
well to reference but I've found it easy enough to find info for
almost everything on the net.
If you need reference books that delve deep into the language while
being somewhat understandable, I would recommend "Programming Python"
by Lutz or "Core Python Programming" by Chun. "Beginning Python" by
Hetland covers just about everything you'd need to know and it
includes some fairly complex examples in the back...plus it's about
half the size of the other two books.

Other than that, I'd with the other guys on this. The web has lots of
good examples, puzzles and for most of the standard library, decent
docs, although not always with good or thorough examples.

Enjoy!

Mike

May 22 '07 #6

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On May 22, 7:16 am, marc wyburn <marc.wyb...@googlemail.comwrote:
On May 22, 11:29 am, jolly <jemna...@gmail.comwrote:
Hey guys,
I want to begin python. Does anyone know where a good starting point
is?
Thanks,
Jem

i went through the tutorials on the main site and then followed up
with mark Hammonds book for windows stuff. I got a few other books as
well to reference but I've found it easy enough to find info for
almost everything on the net.
If you need reference books that delve deep into the language while
being somewhat understandable, I would recommend "Programming Python"
by Lutz or "Core Python Programming" by Chun. "Beginning Python" by
Hetland covers just about everything you'd need to know and it
includes some fairly complex examples in the back...plus it's about
half the size of the other two books.

Other than that, I'd with the other guys on this. The web has lots of
good examples, puzzles and for most of the standard library, decent
docs, although not always with good or thorough examples.

Enjoy!

Mike

May 22 '07 #7

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Different strokes for different folks.

You might get better advice about where to start if you tell us a bit
about yourself. Do you have any other programming experience? Do you
have specific goals in mind as a programmer?

mt
May 22 '07 #8

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On May 22, 6:29 am, jolly <jemna...@gmail.comwrote:
Hey guys,

I want to begin python. Does anyone know where a good starting point
is?

Thanks,
Jem
I really liked How to Think Like a Computer Scientist learning with
python foound at http://www.ibiblio.org/obp/thinkCSpy/. Unlike most
paper books you'd be hard pressed to find typos (that at this level of
programming you wouldn't notice) there. Also if you want another
source of info try www.diveintopython.org. You can find the book on
the store shelves, but why pay when you can get it for free of the
net. You can view it as HTML or download the .pdf.

May 22 '07 #9

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On May 22, 5:44 pm, sbrosci...@gmail.com wrote:
On May 22, 6:29 am, jolly <jemna...@gmail.comwrote:
Hey guys,
I want to begin python. Does anyone know where a good starting point
is?
Thanks,
Jem

I really liked How to Think Like a Computer Scientist learning with
python foound athttp://www.ibiblio.org/obp/thinkCSpy/. Unlike most
paper books you'd be hard pressed to find typos (that at this level of
programming you wouldn't notice) there. Also if you want another
source of info trywww.diveintopython.org. You can find the book on
the store shelves, but why pay when you can get it for free of the
net. You can view it as HTML or download the .pdf.
I agree with the previous post on the "Think Like a CS" book. It is
excellent text for getting your feet wet in Python, whether you have
had previous programming experience or not.

May 23 '07 #10

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