Picking a Python Version: A Manifesto
by David Mertz
Publisher: O'Reilly Media 2015
Number of pages: 44
There are two major versions of the Python programming language: the Python 2.x series, and the newer Python 3.x series. This report guides you through the implicit decision tree of choosing what Python version, implementation, and distribution is best suited for you.
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by Al Sweigart - inventwithpython.com
The book teaches complete beginners how to program in the Python programming language. It features the source code to several ciphers and hacking programs for these ciphers. The final chapters cover the modern RSA cipher and public key cryptography.
by Fredrik Lundh - O'Reilly
A large collection of useful Python scripts, the best parts of comp.lang.python newsgroup messages, plus hundreds of new scripts. The text covers the standard library, the examples should work on most platforms and Python versions.
by Hans Petter Langtangen - Springer
With a primary focus on examples and applications of relevance to computational scientists, this useful book shows computational scientists how to develop tailored, flexible, and human-efficient working environments built from small scripts.
by Zed A. Shaw
This is a very beginner book for people who want to learn to code. If you can already code then the book will probably drive you insane. It's intended for people who have no coding chops to build up their skills before starting a more detailed book.