View Full Version : Good Python 3 intermediate book suggestions?

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.

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.

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


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


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

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.