An Introduction to Python
by Guido van Rossum
Publisher: Network Theory Ltd. 2006
Number of pages: 136
This manual provides an introduction to Python, an easy to learn object-oriented programming language. It has efficient high-level data structures and a simple but effective approach to object-oriented programming. Python's elegant syntax and dynamic typing, together with its interpreted nature, make it an ideal language for scripting and rapid application development in many areas on most platforms. This is a printed copy of the official Python tutorial from the Python 2.2 distribution.
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by Al Sweigart
The book teaches complete beginners how to program in the Python programming language. The book features the source code to several ciphers and hacking programs for these ciphers. The programs include the Caesar cipher, transposition cipher, etc.
by Alan Gauld - Addison-Wesley Professional
Book for hobbyists, self-starters, and all who want to learn the art of computer programming in Python. Data types and variables, debugging, and namespaces are covered. Also includes sample applications that illustrate ideas and techniques in action.
by Steven Bird, Ewan Klein, Edward Loper - O'Reilly Media
This book offers a highly accessible introduction to natural language processing, the field that supports a variety of language technologies. With it, you'll learn how to write Python programs that work with large collections of unstructured text.
by Kenneth Reitz - O'Reilly Media
This handcrafted guide exists to provide both novice and expert Python developers a best practice handbook to the installation, configuration, and usage of Python on a daily basis. You'll find a nice concise list of highly recommended options.