by Guido van Rossum
Publisher: Python Software Foundation 2008
Number of pages: 140
Python is an easy to learn, powerful programming language. This tutorial introduces the reader informally to the basic concepts and features of the Python language and system. This tutorial does not attempt to be comprehensive and cover every single feature, or even every commonly used feature. Instead, it introduces many of Python's most noteworthy features, and will give you a good idea of the language's flavor and style.
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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 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 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 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.