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Python Essential Reference is the definitive reference guide to the Python programming language ― the one authoritative handbook that reliably untangles and explains both the core Python language and the most essential parts of the Python library.
Designed for the professional programmer, the book is concise, to the point, and highly accessible. It also includes detailed information on the Python library and many advanced subjects that is not available in either the official Python documentation or any other single reference source.
Thoroughly updated to reflect the significant new programming language features and library modules that have been introduced in Python 2.6 and Python 3, the fourth edition of Python Essential Reference is the definitive guide for programmers who need to modernize existing Python code or who are planning an eventual migration to Python 3. Programmers starting a new Python project will find detailed coverage of contemporary Python programming idioms.
This fourth edition of Python Essential Reference features numerous improvements, additions, and updates:
David M. Beazley has been programming Python since 1996. While working at Los Alamos National Laboratory, he helped pioneer the use of Python with scientific computing software. Through his company, Dabeaz LLC, he provides software development, training, and consulting related to the practical use of dynamic programming languages such as Python, Ruby, and Perl, especially in systems programming. He is author of all previous editions of Python Essential Reference, and was contributing author of Steve Holden’s Python Web Programming. He is a member of the Python Software Foundation.
Actually one of the best Python books I've had. It's not for rookies but for more advanced users. If you want to quickly understand some topic or need a comprehensive reference... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Adrian
This book is what it says on the tin. It's a reference book. Whilst it does have examples, I still find myself looking online for further explanations. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Calvin Gates
Python Essential Reference is a brilliant read for both the casual career coder to the disciplined developer. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mr. James A. Cox
Its not only a reference book, I used this book for learning python from scratch. I dont use python that often at work but I use it a lot for writing custom scripts for my personal... Read morePublished 23 months ago by v2
Fantastic book! Well written and organized. Works both as introduction to Python, as well as quick reference. Yet another high quality title from this reliable IT publisher.Published on 24 Nov. 2012 by Lukasz Huminiecki
This is a good book if your brand new to python, however if you are looking for quick reference coding then this is not the book for you. Read morePublished on 21 Sept. 2012 by Mike