what are the top python books?
kline at thought.org
Fri Jan 27 01:19:29 UTC 2012
On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 08:00:50AM +0100, Roland Smith wrote:
> Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 08:00:50 +0100
> From: Roland Smith <rsmith at xs4all.nl>
> Subject: Re: what are the top python books?
> To: Gary Kline <kline at thought.org>
> Cc: FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> 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
intro is about my speed right now. there was a series on
youtube but the guy never got out of the python frame... .
at least i learned some basics.
i just checked the user-side key click. i did NOT write
this; its author is one scott kirkwood [q.v., if you want].
there are still one or two bugs. if/when i can get the
sound line plugged into my speakers, i'll port scott's work
for the berkeley distros. AFAICT, he didn't stick any
linuxisms in there.
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