what are the top python books?

Roland Smith 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:
> guys,
> 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

R.F.Smith                                   http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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