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Hi, I just started to program in python and I love it, but im not that good, and when I ask questions to other programmers they get frustrated real quick. Its my first language. I have the book " Python programming for the absolute beginner" can anyone recommend any other books, and anything else that can help.


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Re: New to Python

Posted 11 March 2009 - 06:24 AM

You can get the book "A byte of Python" by Swaroop. I have started with it(and also python is my 1st & favourite language). Search on google, you will get it free.
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:42 PM

Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner is about as easy a book as you will ever find. The explanations provide everything you need to know to work at least the first couple problems at the end of the chapter. The rest can be solved by "planning them" out as he suggests you do in the early chapters.

There is another book "How to Think Like a Computer Science" which has a python based approached, and you could perhaps google something like "Linux python tutorial" in addition to the resources above.

I've read the beginner book and have worked some of the excercises (like the fourth exercise in chapter 3, which I could see how it could be difficult) so if you want me to post the code let me know (note, I'm new to python too so my style might not be the best around, but then again one of the aims of the language is make it so you code is readable to other programmers).
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Re: New to Python

Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:49 PM

While the book explanation says that it's for experienced programmers, I thought Dive Into Python was a pretty good introduction.

* Disclaimer: I am an experienced programmer.
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Re: New to Python

Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:35 PM

View PostGotYahweh, on 11 Mar, 2009 - 04:49 AM, said:

Hi, I just started to program in python and I love it, but im not that good, and when I ask questions to other programmers they get frustrated real quick. Its my first language. I have the book " Python programming for the absolute beginner" can anyone recommend any other books, and anything else that can help.


Thanks


When I started with Python, I didn't use a book (Because my professor said we didn't need one :P). But I was in the very same boat as you are right now. I had no clue -- honestly.
But it gets easier...especially since pseudocode is sooooo similar to Python Code. I'm just going to say keep practicing with Python...fiddle around with it...see what you come up with!

GOOD LUCK!!!! :)
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#6 David W  Icon User is offline

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Re: New to Python

Posted 22 March 2009 - 11:17 AM

For BEGINNERS ... try this to get a jump start (in Python 3.0) ...

http://developers-he...index.php/topic,46.0.html
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 03:34 PM

I found the following tutorial very helpful:
Alan Gauld's Page

There is a PDF download link as well.

After contacting him he told me that he was moving his whole website to a new webhost with a new address (http://www.alan-g.me.uk). The latter address may still have some non-working links though.
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Re: New to Python

Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:36 PM

View Postkevin.carbonaro, on 31 Mar, 2009 - 03:34 AM, said:

I found the following tutorial very helpful:
Alan Gauld's Page

There is a PDF download link as well.

After contacting him he told me that he was moving his whole website to a new webhost with a new address (http://www.alan-g.me.uk). The latter address may still have some non-working links though.

yes, this is also nice resource.
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Re: New to Python

Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:42 PM

There are lots of free tutorials and books about Python on the internet.

Here are a few good ones for beginners:

http://www.upriss.or...thonCourse.html
http://sthurlow.com/python/

Probably the best beginners textbook for Python is Starting Out With Python by Tony Gaddis.


Good luck & remember that it takes time ...
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Re: New to Python

Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:18 PM

Everything by O'reilly publishers is great. Wrox and for dummies are good too.
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 12:00 AM

View Postgirasquid, on 16 Mar, 2009 - 08:49 PM, said:

While the book explanation says that it's for experienced programmers, I thought Dive Into Python was a pretty good introduction.

* Disclaimer: I am an experienced programmer.

shadhin, on 11 Mar, 2009 - 5:44 AM, said:

You can get the book "A byte of Python" by Swaroop. I have started with it(and also python is my 1st & favourite language). Search on google, you will get it free.

Dive Into Python and the Swaroops 'A Byte of Python' were the two resources I used when I started. 'A Byte of Python' can be found here.
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Re: New to Python

Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:26 PM

try 'Sam's Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours'...its a nice book which clears your basics and covers advance topics as well.
currently im reading it too! look for free ebook online. try www.congloi.info .
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