The Programming Historian
by W.J. Turkel, A. Crymble, A. MacEachern
Publisher: NiCHE 2010
Number of pages: 74
This book is a tutorial-style introduction to programming in Python for practicing historians (and other humanists). We assume that you're starting out with no prior programming experience and only a basic understanding of computers.
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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 David Beazley, Brian K. Jones - O'Reilly Media
This cookbook is for experienced Python programmers who want to focus on modern tools and idioms. You'll find complete recipes for more than a dozen topics, covering the core Python language as well as tasks common to a wide variety of applications.
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.
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.