[ubuntu-uk] OT: Python Books

Steve yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 11 21:17:53 GMT 2010

On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 21:00:42 -0000, Simos Xenitellis  
<simos.lists at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 9:01 PM, Colin McCarthy <binarysignal at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> On 11 March 2010 18:56, Neil Perry <nperry at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello Guys,
>>> Not to sure of how many programmers we've got here, but I've got some  
>>> free
>>> time over the next couple of weeks and would very much like to learn  
>>> the
>>> basics of python programming. I've had a look over at amazon and seen
>>> this  
>>> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beginning-Python-Novice-Professional-Professionals/dp/1590599829/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1268333498&sr=8-1
>>> Do you guys have any other books you could suggest (ebooks would be  
>>> great -
>>> as money is tight at the moment)? I'd like one that starts off with the
>>> basics and builds upon that - rather then thinking I already know it,  
>>> as I
>>> don't,
>> Have you seen http://diveintopython.org/
>> There is a free ebook you can download. Might help you.
> This book is also available in the Ubuntu repositories, as package
> "diveintopython".
> Once you install it, open with Firefox the page
> file:///usr/share/doc/diveintopython/html/index.html
> and start reading.
> The examples are found in /usr/share/doc/diveintopython/examples/
> Simos
Depending on your level, Snake Wrangling for Kids is rather good if you  
haven’t done mich programming before.
Costing a mere £00.00, rather good value.:)



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