what are the top python books?
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Thu Jan 26 07:01:24 UTC 2012
On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 07:39:40PM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> sorry if this is a re-request and a bit OT, buuuuut, it's seriously
> time i got myself in gear and bought or borrowed a book or CD // DVD
> that teaches python. i honestly do prefer ink+paper, but with one
> hand MIA, i need paperweights! so if there are books that can be
> popped into the cd/dvd drawer, that would be better.
> i tried to follow some seriously complex python that might not have
> worked on BSD. I want something that's good enough to clue me in
> on how to do that.
"Learning Python" by Mark Lutz is pretty complete and in-depth
introduction. But at 1100-odd pages it is quite a hefty tome, though. The
followup book "Programming Python" by the same author covers various aspects
like network programming, GUI programming et cetera.
The online documentation is excellent _for the standard library_ and the
Also online you can find "Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer
Scientist", which is a nice introduction
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