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* Welcome Allen Downey

Mohamed Sanaulla
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Joined: Sep 08, 2007
Posts: 3151

This week, we're delighted to have Allen Downey helping to answer questions about the new book Think Python. A free sampler from the book can be downloaded here

The promotion starts Tuesday, October 16th 2012 and will end on Friday, October 19th 2012 .

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, O'Reilly Media.

Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing, and should be reserved for welcoming the author. Questions posted in this topic are subject to removal.

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Palak Mathur
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Joined: Jan 29, 2007
Posts: 316

Welcome Allen Downey! Hope you enjoy answering questions here.

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Sumit Bisht
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Joined: Jul 02, 2008
Posts: 331

Howdy Allen Downey!
All the best for your book. Hoping on some spirited discussions over the topic.
John Jai

Joined: May 31, 2011
Posts: 1776
Welcome to Javaranch, Allen Downey
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective

Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 32815

Welcome Allen!

I posted a 10 horseshoe review. It also has a link to the online copy of the book. And I was informed on Amazon that the Kindle version is better than a PDF. I like paper so that's even better to me.

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B. Katz
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Joined: Aug 28, 2009
Posts: 52

Greetings and welcome to the ranch, Allen Downey!

Hope you enjoy your visit here.

I look forward to checking out the book!

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
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Allen Downey

Joined: Sep 07, 2012
Posts: 25

Hi All,

Thanks very much for inviting me to spend the week on the ranch. Thanks for the great questions and conversation (some of it pretty lively

As my sig says, you can check out any of my books at All are available in free electronic forms under a Creative Commons license.

Have a good weekend!


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