Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional (Beginning: From Novice to Professional) Paperback – 18 Sep 2008
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Since he bought it, I've found on a few occasions that I refer to it too...but it is tricky getting it off of him as he hates to lose sight of it! I've been Python-coding for almost 5 years (and have a set of reference books) and coding in C++ before for 10 years - yet still this book is useful to me and a beginner alike.
I strongly recommend this if you're starting out or looking to improve your Python coding. The style is clear, the material accurate, the worked-examples show you how to solve real world problems and there's plenty of discussion on why you should and shouldn't do things.
In short - I think you'd benefit from this book if you need to learn about Python.
The book covers all of the basics of python programming first and then has several chapters, each covering one advanced topic, such as GUI building, graphical report generation, web programming, etc.
Also has plenty of references to Monty Python =)
This book may not have total completeness but this really wasn't what I was looking for (that's what the python documentation is for) but it has really got me up and running with the language. This means I have been having fun writing my own programs and learning the more exotic aspects of the language and standard library my self as and when I have needed them.
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For me, it was a little bit more than novice but that was offset by previous exposure to Python.
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Ive been programming for years and used several language, this is not really begining, I found it difficutl to get into.Published on 15 Feb. 2009 by Toby Allen
By far the best Python book I have read to date. The author has a very nice way of teaching the content and goes to great lenghts to explain each command and action - how it works... Read morePublished on 9 Dec. 2008 by Nobody.