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What is the best/recommended book for Python Begineers with no programming experience AT ALL?

Websites, tutorial CDs/DVDs and just about any materials are welcome
Thanks
Sep 14 '07 #1
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bartonc
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This is my favorite beginner's book of all time: Learning Python
Sep 14 '07 #2
varuns
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here is also a link
how_to_think_like_scientist
Sep 14 '07 #3
bartonc
6,596 Expert 4TB
What is the best/recommended book for Python Begineers with no programming experience AT ALL?

Websites, tutorial CDs/DVDs and just about any materials are welcome
Thanks
The Python Tutorial can also be found in the standard documentation "Python Manual" that is installed on Windows by default.
Sep 14 '07 #4
Thx for all the replies guys, i've been drooling over them all.

The Python Tutorial can also be found in the standard documentation "Python Manual" that is installed on Windows by default.

If its installed on windows by default how can i access it? I'm on Vista by the way.

Thanks
Sep 14 '07 #5
bartonc
6,596 Expert 4TB
Thx for all the replies guys, i've been drooling over them all.




If its installed on windows by default how can i access it? I'm on Vista by the way.

Thanks
On XP it Start|Programs|Python 2.x|Python Manual. I hope that Vista navigation is not too radically different, as I may have to use that OS someday (hopefully not).
Sep 14 '07 #6
On XP it Start|Programs|Python 2.x|Python Manual. I hope that Vista navigation is not too radically different, as I may have to use that OS someday (hopefully not).
Got it thanks.

No its not radically different, i hear so much complain but i really don't know where its coming from. Or maybe i'm just an average user who doesn't notice these things.
Sep 14 '07 #7
Atli
5,058 Expert 4TB
On XP it Start|Programs|Python 2.x|Python Manual. I hope that Vista navigation is not too radically different, as I may have to use that OS someday (hopefully not).
I liked the Vista navigation. Completely removes the need for the chaos that is the 'All programs' menu.
I'm hopeful that after a year or two Vista will be a pretty good OS. That is, once the millions of beta-testers, that Microsoft likes to call their customers, have combed through most of the major bugs.

But, getting on topic. That 'How to think like a scientist' book looks good. I tried to read the tutorial on the official site once but it's just so dull.
Now all I need is a decent Python editor and I'm good :)
Sep 15 '07 #8
bartonc
6,596 Expert 4TB
I liked the Vista navigation. Completely removes the need for the chaos that is the 'All programs' menu.
I'm hopeful that after a year or two Vista will be a pretty good OS. That is, once the millions of beta-testers, that Microsoft likes to call their customers, have combed through most of the major bugs.

But, getting on topic. That 'How to think like a scientist' book looks good. I tried to read the tutorial on the official site once but it's just so dull.
Now all I need is a decent Python editor and I'm good :)
Thanks for the Vista boost (although I have never had the "All Programs" menu - I have stuck with "Classic").

The reviews in this link are a bit old, but still very relevant. Of those, I've heard good things about pydev on Eclipse. SPE was my favorite, but I'm not sure if Stani has kept up with wxPython releases. I'm using Boa Constructor which is a full GUI IDE/code generator (and I love it).
Sep 15 '07 #9
Thanks for the Vista boost (although I have never had the "All Programs" menu - I have stuck with "Classic").

The reviews in this link are a bit old, but still very relevant. Of those, I've heard good things about pydev on Eclipse. SPE was my favorite, but I'm not sure if Stani has kept up with wxPython releases. I'm using Boa Constructor which is a full GUI IDE/code generator (and I love it).
IDE's for Python, um i tried learning C++ at first and i was looking for IDE's i tried eclipse and i couldn't get it to work then i decided C++ wasn't for me. Right now i'm just sticking to Notepad++ ( using it to learn Perl at the Moment).
Sep 15 '07 #10
Atli
5,058 Expert 4TB
The reviews in this link are a bit old, but still very relevant. Of those, I've heard good things about pydev on Eclipse. SPE was my favorite, but I'm not sure if Stani has kept up with wxPython releases. I'm using Boa Constructor which is a full GUI IDE/code generator (and I love it).
Thanks for that.
I downloaded a trial version of the Wing IDE and it looks pretty good.
Sep 16 '07 #11

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