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Think Python - good college course text?

Vanessa Ford

Joined: Dec 27, 2011
Posts: 2
Hi Allen,
I am currently a software testing student and am taking an intro to Python class now. I am not fond of the book we are using in class. In fact the professor has suggested other books for us to use as supplements and I find myself looking up youtube tutorials just to help make sense of the course book. Do you think, in your unbiased opinion , that your book would make a good college level intro book? My intro programming classes were all in C++. So far I do like Python but it is vastly different and having every detail illustrated in one book, so I don't have to look elsewhere for all the details, would be quite helpful. That is where our school book is lacking. Procedures are not illustrated well with good code examples.
Allen Downey

Joined: Sep 07, 2012
Posts: 25

Hi Vanessa,

Yes! I use Think Python in my class at Olin College, and it is used in many other college classes, including 6.00x, the intro programming class at MITx

Sorry to hear that the book you are using isn't working for you. But it sounds like you are doing a good job of finding other resources. Good luck!


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