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calinut1
June 8th, 2010, 06:47 PM
Hello everybody,

I am a beginner Python programmer. I read the book A Byte Of Python by Swaroop CH (http://www.swaroopch.com/notes/Python)(which is a very good book by the way, I recommend it) and now I am looking for another book to read.

I use Python 3.1. I would be thankful if somebody out there could recommend me an easy-understandable book. I would prefer if the book would cover all aspects, from beginner to advanced, so that at the end of the book I will have enough knowledge to do some great and useful programs and maybe even do grafical programs(using PyOt or PyGtk or something similar).

I also looked at this link (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=333867&highlight=python) and I didn't find anything useful as I covered the beginner part(I know kinda everything from there) but I don't quietly fit at the advanced section(They say you need to know another programming language and I don't).

Again, if somebody out there could give me a good book for beginners I would be really thankful.

Thanks in advance!

P.S: I am asking for a book because I would like to print it, as it's more comfortable for me that way.

McRat
June 8th, 2010, 08:29 PM
Probably too simple:

This a py3.1 book that goes from beginner to intermediate, and is based on writing games:

Python Programming for the absolute beginner 3ed by Michael Dawson.

It covers graphics and OOP while building an asteroids game. It has exercises and homework throughout.

Axos
June 8th, 2010, 09:05 PM
Personally, I just use the Python documentation web site (yeah, I know it's not a book):

http://docs.python.org/py3k/

But over on the left there is a link to a list of books which includes this one, specifically about Python 3:

http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Python-Complete-Introduction-Language/dp/0321680561

I've never seen the book and have no idea whether it is any good or not. Anyone familiar with it?

calinut1
June 9th, 2010, 12:35 PM
Thank you both! I already have Python Programming for the absolute beginner 3ed by Michael Dawson on my computer so I guess I'm gonna print it and afterwards I'll use the documentation suggested by Axos.

Thank you.