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First steps to learn Python

Milton Ochoa
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Hi Rancher,

I am a Java Lover,

But i would like another programming language, I think that python is a good choise, but really I don know.

Some body can tell me, a basic book to learn python. Or if you think that another language is better to learn first.

Thank you
Hussein Baghdadi
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Oreilly "Learning Python, 4th Edition" is comprehensive guide for Python.
It covers Python 3 too.
Milton Ochoa
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Very thanks
Vinod Tiwari
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Liu Xing
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John Todd wrote:Oreilly "Learning Python, 4th Edition" is comprehensive guide for Python.
It covers Python 3 too.

I also like this book.
Hussein Baghdadi
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Oreilly released "Head First Python".
I wont say a word, "Head First" family is well known.
Steve Fahlbusch
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And dont forget about the python tutorial - you can find a like to it with the python documenation
chris webster
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Headfirst Python is great and includes some stuff on Google's AppEngine as well.

Also, Wesley Chun's excellent "Core Python Programming" is pretty comprehensive.

Other sources of Pythonic wisdom are:

  • How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python - free online Python course
  • Dive Into Python - free version is a bit out of date but still very useful
  • Google Python Class - online presentation of their in-house Python classes.


  • You might also want to explore the Pydev Eclipse plugin for Python.

    Finally, I bought Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners for my young nephew but kind of wish I'd kept it for myself, as it looks like a great way to learn Python!

    No more Blub for me, thank you, Vicar.
    akhter wahab
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    Milton Ochoa wrote:Hi Rancher,

    I am a Java Lover,

    But i would like another programming language, I think that python is a good choise, but really I don know.

    Some body can tell me, a basic book to learn python. Or if you think that another language is better to learn first.

    Thank you


    'dive into python' was my choice


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    Milton Ochoa
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    Thank you all for the replies :-)
     
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