Python 3 Basics Tutorial
by Kristian Rother
Publisher: GitBook 2015
Number of pages: 56
This is a tutorial for novice programmers, it works best if you follow the chapters and exercises step by step. If you are fluent in any programming language, this tutorial might be very easy for you. This tutorial contains very little material on the higher abstraction levels in Python, like classes, namespaces or even functions.
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by Sean M. Tracey - The MagPi Magazine
In this book, we are going to learn to make games on the Raspberry Pi with Pygame. We'll look at drawing, animation, keyboard and mouse controls, sound, and physics. This book isn't for absolute programming beginners, but it's not far from it.
by Brian Heinold - Mount St. Mary's University
Partly a tutorial and partly a reference book. I summarize information in tables and give a lot of short example programs. I also jump right into things and fill in background information as I go, rather than covering the background material first.
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 John C. Lusth - The University of Alabama
Contents: Starting Out; Literals; Combining Literals; Precedence and Associativity; Variables; Assignment; Conditionals; Functions; Python Programs and Using Files; Input and Output; Scope; Loops; Recursion; Arrays; Sorting; Footnotes; etc.