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 Cody Jackson
An introduction to computer programming, using the easy, yet powerful, Python programming language. Python, a cross-platform language, lets you work quickly and efficiently, allowing you to concentrate on your work rather than the language.
by Allen Downey - Green Tea Press
A concise introduction to software design using Python. Intended for people with no programming experience, this book starts with the most basic concepts and gradually adds new material. The goal is to teach you to think like a computer scientist.
by Kristian Rother - GitBook
This is a tutorial for novice programmers, it works best if you follow the exercises step by step. If you are fluent in any programming language, this might be very easy for you. It contains little material on the higher abstraction levels in Python.
by Mark Pilgrim - Apress
This is a book for experienced programmers, a hands-on guide to the Python language. Each chapter starts with a complete code sample, picks it apart and explains the pieces, and then puts it all back together in a summary at the end.