View Full Version : Best book for non-programmer to learn Python?

October 2nd, 2008, 10:30 PM
The title says it all really. As someone with no programming experience, but who is interested in learning Python I'm wondering what the best book and internet resources to invest in are?

As I like to use both alongside each other (I find books easier because I can highlight stuff and internet resources good for flicking to when trying things out practically) recommendations for both are highly desirable.

Thanks guys!

October 2nd, 2008, 10:41 PM
Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science by John Zelle.
Not only is it a good book to learn Python, it will help you learn the basics of CS in general. Easily the best beginners book out right now. AVOID Learning Python until you've read at least one other book.

October 2nd, 2008, 10:58 PM
This web based course is great, it also enables you to download & print it, highly recommended.