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Re: Python books

Hi Peter,

You might try Allen Downey ' s "Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist" ( http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpython/). The full content of the book is available on the website, so you can easily see if it meets your needs.

Another alternative is a version of the classic "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs" rewritten for Python: http://www-inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~cs61a/sp12/book/


On May 5, 2015 11:55 AM, "P.H.Welch" <P.H.Welch@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Can anyone recommend a book on Python from which a *complete novice*
can learn decent programming skills? I've looked through tutorials
on the web with titles like "Python for the Absolute Beginner" but
found them somewhat dry - they miss a careful explanation on types,
variables and sequence that leaves those without such concepts
floundering. I'm looking for something that teaches *programming*
and uses Python just as a vehicle for this. Is there something
out there that does this?

Many thanks,