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stchman
May 17th, 2011, 09:32 PM
Hello all. I am wanting to start using Python.

Is there anything for Python like the Java API to look up all the classes and methods?

What is a good book to read on Python?

What is the best IDE (I have read Ninja).

Thanks.

IWantFroyo
May 17th, 2011, 09:37 PM
DreamPie is a nice Python development program (although not so much an IDE)
I've heard Eclipse has Python plugins, but I've yet to use them.
As for a good guide, check this out. http://docs.python.org/tutorial/

cgroza
May 17th, 2011, 09:55 PM
Take a look at this one:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gecrit/
The author provides a deb.

oldfred
May 17th, 2011, 10:49 PM
Some more links:
Byte of Python
http://www.cesarkallas.net/arquivos/apostilas/python/doc/byteofpython_120.pdf
Dive into python
http://diveintopython.org/
Python - Think like a computer scientist
http://openbookproject.net//thinkCSpy/
Richard G Baldwin Programming Tutorials
http://www.dickbaldwin.com/tocpyth.htm


Editors:
Too many choices but many are free so you can try them
http://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonEditors
I like geany but you have to configure it for python by changing editor tabs to spaces, change saving files to save tabs as spaces and in projects save tabs as spaces. Mixed tabs and spaces will cause major grief in any editor.

mtangoo
May 17th, 2011, 11:43 PM
http://www.coderholic.com/free-python-programming-books/
http://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonBooks/

slooksterpsv
May 19th, 2011, 02:49 AM
One of the best ways I learned python:

http://learnpythonthehardway.org/index

It's a free eBook and it's not your typical book. It's fun to go through cause it challenges you.