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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting Started with Python
Excellent book, I'm using it to teach my son programming on the Raspberry PI. Its a great intro to python programming on any platform, nut is bent towards the PI's unique features such as programming the GPIO. thoroughly recommended.
Published 15 months ago by Geoff Waldron GSM Primographic

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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars for the absolute beginner
This book is for the absolute beginner, I bought it hoping it would give me good insight into using the Raspberry Pi to create some cool hardware/software applications, although it does that to a certain extent the book skims over it with the very light touch.
So you should consider buying this book if you do not know what a Raspberry Pi is and never set one up, have...
Published 14 months ago by Rodney Griffin


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting Started with Python, 7 Jan 2013
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Excellent book, I'm using it to teach my son programming on the Raspberry PI. Its a great intro to python programming on any platform, nut is bent towards the PI's unique features such as programming the GPIO. thoroughly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but, 13 Mar 2013
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The general programming elements are interesting and useful. But the first 20% of the book (as measured by the Kindle) are concerned with describing and setting up the Pi, which I thought wasteful in a short book and unnecessary given the ready availability of this on the Net.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cover the varies software languages, 10 May 2013
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A good read for anyone planning a project using raspberry pi, as it builds up layers of python software from a basic starters to more advance
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5.0 out of 5 stars Goldilocks book, 23 April 2013
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This book is just about pitched right for those wanting to venture out from the basics. Nice and straight forward explanations and with lots of diagrams and pictures and copious amounts of code.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and easy to read, 15 Dec 2012
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This book is brilliant. If you are a relative novice to programming like me, it takes you right from the basic "hello world" app, right up to reasonably complex programs which involve the use of the Pi's GPIO ports. And if you are already a master programmer it still has alot to give, with information involving the specifics of the Pi and what extra software needs installing (All with links etc) so that you can create a masterpiece in next to no time.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars for the absolute beginner, 31 Jan 2013
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This book is for the absolute beginner, I bought it hoping it would give me good insight into using the Raspberry Pi to create some cool hardware/software applications, although it does that to a certain extent the book skims over it with the very light touch.
So you should consider buying this book if you do not know what a Raspberry Pi is and never set one up, have never programmed, and especially not with Python, as more than 50% of the book is devoted to setting up the Pi and basic python programming, for which you will find better resources on the internet for free. There is not enough for specifically programming with the Pi hardware, which after all was what I was after.
One good thing is he does mention many of the extension boards and how they can be used. Other than that it is not worth the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars here we go again..., 17 Aug 2013
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I first got intersted in computers a few years ago, well 1980 actually. I bought a Sinclair ZX80 and 81 and I was hooked. This new product looks very interesting and at 66 years old quite a challenge.....
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Python and PI, 8 Jan 2013
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This book is well written and covers the main structures of python programming. The Raspberry Pi is for mostly a fun tool for dabbling with games making or constructing some hardware project. This book certainly helps towards learning basic Linux and Unix commands and in a short time gain confidence to start achieving some great projects and customised personalised environment. The kindle version is fab and handy for researching Web links on the fly.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book, 17 Dec 2012
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This book gives a very clear introduction to the raspberry pi and it's Linux interface. Following this there are chapters which very clearly introduce python programming supported by clear example programs which can be downloaded if required from the author's website. The book is based on python 3 and the the raspbian wheezy distribution of Linux which was made available on the raspberry pi site at the end of a October. Users (like me) who have the earlier squeeze distribution on the raspberry pi should download the free raspbian distribution which is much better. This book is highly recommended to all raspberry pi owner who want write program's in python.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but there are better, 19 April 2014
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Whilst it does what it says on the tin, there are better books about both Raspberry Pi and Python. Too much of this book is not about Python, but about the Pi and hardware. Only about half of the. Book is about how to program in Python.
The Python bits seem a bit rushed.
It's almost as if the author would prefer to discuss all other aspects of the Pi
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