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Good E-Book for Python

Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:55 PM

Hi there, Dream In Code.net! :D Well, I'm a noob and am trying to learn Python. Can anyone recommend me a good ebook for it please? Thanks everyone! :D
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Re: Good E-Book for Python

Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:57 PM

View Postorangcacat, on 22 July 2010 - 01:55 PM, said:

Hi there, Dream In Code.net! :D Well, I'm a noob and am trying to learn Python. Can anyone recommend me a good ebook for it please? Thanks everyone! :D


By e-book do you mean free? Or are you just looking for a book that Amazon has in digital format?

Also, any particular format you need (PDF, EPUB, etc.)?
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Re: Good E-Book for Python

Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:59 PM

Erm, yeah, I mean free ones. And I prefer CHM format. PDF would be fine too. Thanks a lot! :D
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Re: Good E-Book for Python

Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:03 PM

Dive Into Python seems to be the big one; it has a lot of formats, but not CHM.

Additionally, http://heather.cs.uc...PythonIntro.pdf is a quick and terse introduction to the language.

An important note: Python has two active major versions, both being developed and released in parallel. These are Python 2.x and Python 3.x, and they are not 100% compatible. You would do well to download and install the version that matches the guide you are using.
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Re: Good E-Book for Python

Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:10 PM

Thanks a lot for the help, Motoma! :D Really appreciate it!
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Re: Good E-Book for Python

Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:15 PM

We also have some Python Tutorials in the Python Tutorials Section. You might want to check those out. :)
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Re: Good E-Book for Python

Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:17 PM

I don't know about e-books, but I find the official Python tutorial is great.
http://docs.python.o...rial/index.html
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Re: Good E-Book for Python

Posted 23 July 2010 - 01:02 AM

If you ever change your mind about buying one, Hello World Computer Programming by Warren and Carter Sande is the one I used to lean Python and it cover just about everythin. It's a great book and I really enjoyed using it to learn Python.
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Re: Good E-Book for Python

Posted 23 July 2010 - 02:43 AM

Thanks for the suggestions, guys! :D I'll try 'em out.
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Re: Good E-Book for Python

Posted 19 August 2010 - 04:36 AM

O'Reilly 3rd EDITION is the most comprehensive and popular guide to Python
You can download free here:
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Edited by Dogstopper:
Please don't link to illegal sites.

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Re: Good E-Book for Python

Posted 23 August 2010 - 11:59 PM

"A Byte of Python" by Swaroop C.H is really a good book for Beginners.one can download it from http://diveintopython.org/

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Re: Good E-Book for Python

Posted 05 October 2010 - 07:32 AM

View Postckastam, on 19 August 2010 - 05:36 AM, said:

O'Reilly 3rd EDITION is the most comprehensive and popular guide to Python
You can download free here
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Please don't link to illegal sites.


I am pretty sure you shouldn't be linking to illegal downloads. ;)

Unfortunately, for books, you pay for what you get in most cases. Dive Into Python is a great read, if you are already a programmer. If you are new to programming then I HIGHLY recommend Learning Python by Mark Lutz, it is one of the best Python books around and is a great reference book even after you get going.

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