Introduction to Programming using Python
by K. Schuerer, et al.
Publisher: Pasteur Institute 2008
Number of pages: 242
The objective of this course is to teach programming concepts to biologists. It is thus aimed at people who are not professional computer scientists, but who need a better control of computers for their own research. This programming course is part of a course in informatics for biology.
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by John B. Schneider, Shira Lynn Broschat, Jess Dahmen - Washington State University
Python's syntax and idioms are much easier to learn than those of most other full-featured languages. This book uses programming language Python to introduce folks to programming and algorithmic thinking. The book is completely hyper-linked.
by Guido van Rossum - Network Theory Ltd.
This book is an introduction to Python, an easy to learn, powerful programming language. The tutorial explains the basics of the Python, it does not cover every single feature of the language, but introduces the most noteworthy features.
This is an unofficial free book created for educational purposes. The book is compiled from Stack Overflow Documentation, the content is written by the beautiful people at Stack Overflow. Text content is released under Creative Commons BY-SA.
by Al Sweigart - No Starch Press
Learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand -- no experience required. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll create Python programs that effortlessly perform impressive feats of automation.