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An Introduction to Python Paperback – April 1, 2003
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Pros: You will finally understand how to write python code. The book leaves no part of the language uncovered.
Cons: This is really a language reference, if you don't know how to program well in another language I don't know if it would be spectacularly useful. It does not cover any API's extensively.
I love it, and for the price you can't go wrong.
This book is very readable for anyone who is experienced in another language. Although Python itself may be a good first language, this book is a bit too concise for someone learning a programming language for the first time. For such a person, I would recommend "The Quick Python Book" by Harms and McDonald ("Dive Into Python" by Pilgrim and "Core Python Programming" by Chun are also good).
As a bonus, the purchase of this book also helps to support the Python Software Foundation that continues to evolve the Python language.
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A little disappointing as it does not cover Python 3. Last updated in 2006 so it is now out-of-date. It only covers up to Version 2.5.Published on January 14, 2013 by Alan James
I bought this book several years ago, when I started learning Python. For an experienced programmer this is an excellent first reference. Read morePublished on April 21, 2012 by CyberFonic
This book is literally the printed version of the online Python introduction from Guido. If (like me) there's comfort to learning Python on paper, this is a good investment. Read morePublished on September 12, 2009 by Amazon Customer