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I Need A Good Python Book

tharden3
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I've tried using several online tutorials, and most of them are great, but I'd like to have a good Python book on hand. Any suggestions? One of my weak spots mentally, is that it has been hard to jump into programming quickly. I've studied HTML/XHTML and CSS, and I picked up on it pretty fast. My next goal is to learn a programming language, which will hopefully lead me to even more languages. I'm starting with Python, and actually already learned some of the basic Python commands. Again, I've been having a difficult time picking up on programming. When learning HTML, I used an O'Reilly book. It was pretty clear, and really helped me understand. I plan on doing the same for Python:


If you think there's a better book out there, let me know. I'm looking for one that gets my feet wet in the beginning, but makes me fairly proficient in the end.
Sep 17 '08 #1
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Smygis
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http://www.apress.com/book/view/159059519x Me like. But if its better than that book is hard for me to tell, i have never even touched it.
And i like this one to: http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpy...inkpython.html
Sep 17 '08 #2

tharden3
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http://www.apress.com/book/view/159059519x Me like. But if its better than that book is hard for me to tell, i have never even touched it.
And i like this one to: http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpy...inkpython.html
Alrighty, thanks a bunch.
Sep 17 '08 #3

tharden3
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I did get a book after doing some research. I found out that the book I was originally looking to buy was actually for experienced programmers. O'Reilly did have a beginners Python book though, and this is what I bought:
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looks like u hv already bought one, but just in case, u might also consider learning python from o'reilly. i hv been using it for sometime now, and liked it a lot.
bulky, but very informative and good for both beginners as well as advanced users.

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shreyas
Sep 18 '08 #5

tharden3
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looks like u hv already bought one, but just in case, u might also consider learning python from o'reilly. i hv been using it for sometime now, and liked it a lot.
bulky, but very informative and good for both beginners as well as advanced users.

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shreyas
Yes, that has been my experience with O'reilly as well.
Sep 18 '08 #6

dshimer
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If you like code examples the "Python Cookbook" offers a fairly diverse set.
Oct 1 '08 #7

tharden3
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If you like code examples the "Python Cookbook" offers a fairly diverse set.
ahh, I did see this at the book store and am thinking about picking it up.
Oct 1 '08 #8

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