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July 1st, 2011, 03:02 PM
Are there any books anyone could recommend for learning Python? I have looked at amazon and there are a lot to choose from. Looking for one that is detailed but simple and not cluttered with a crap load of text. I know how to bash script and been using Kommander but, I have been playing with Python and Glade 3 GUI w/GTK.Builder and really like it.

The type of applications I am most interested in is porting my version of Fuoco Tools and my Crafty GUI for Minecraft from Kommander to Python. Most of the apps I create and port will be of this type.



July 1st, 2011, 03:11 PM
For beginners:
A byte of python (http://www.swaroopch.com/files/byteofpython/byte_of_python_v192.pdf)

July 1st, 2011, 03:14 PM
i have sent you a PM.

also this is a great book.


i actually have the earlier edition and is excellent so i imagine this updated version is great.

but book are such a personal preference ;-)

July 1st, 2011, 03:59 PM
Free book:
"Dive Into Python"

July 1st, 2011, 05:05 PM
This isn't a book. But I recently started the MIT OpenCourseWare Introduction to Programming and Computer Science course (link (http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-00-introduction-to-computer-science-and-programming-fall-2008/)) and I'm enjoying it. You can download lecture videos, assignments, and exams (with solutions). It uses Python to demonstrate the fundamentals of programming, it requires no prior programming knowledge, and it's all freely available to download. Worth checking out, sez me.

July 1st, 2011, 05:34 PM
Thanks to everyone, I will check them all out.

I know books are more of a personal preference and all but I just don't want to by a novel, I would like something I can learn from instead of a whole chapter about one command.