I felt this was a much better book for me than two other Oreilly titles for picking up Python. That being said, I do believe having a background in another language (Perl/Bash/etc.) and being a Linux/*nix admin is required to get the most from it.
It gave great examples that made practical sense and covered a ton of topics.
My only knocks would be I wish the iPython chapter was not included and the final chapter "Pragmatic Examples" was extended.
If you have never used Perl, or another language, the intro section may not be enough to get you to follow along - that being said, most admins I'm sure have already been exposed to a language of some sort.
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