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Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional
by Magnus Lie Hetland (Goodreads Author)
"Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional" is the most comprehensive book on the Python ever written. Based on "Practical Python," this newly-revised book is both an introduction and practical reference for a swath of Python-related programming topics, including addressing language internals, database integration, network programming, and web services. Advanced topics ...more
Paperback, 604 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Apress
(first published January 1st 2005)
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I haven't really finished reading every piece of it, but it's good enough to call it a closure - and I might keep it for future reference. Given that I had pretty low expectation of this book based on its title, it's surprisingly well written and covered quite some non-trivial grounds for beginning Python programming. It's worth recommending for a Python beginner's book - substantial, and well ordered indeed.
Good book for learning the basics. It gave me a good understanding of basic Python programming and syntax. There were chapters within that introduced working with graphics, networking, files and such. These chapters are not always as complete as one might wish, but they do give you an idea of what is involved which for this book is enough.
You can go insane when trying to recall how to differentiate between R, Pythin, Lua, etc. (?) Maybe I should end my search for ideal solution for my needs and go for Matlab instead. Open source changes too fast and what worked yesterday, today needs a lot of time fixing. Books here are dead in 21st century.
It was such thorough introduction to python. Although my brain has failed to retain 100% of the information, I certainly know now where to look if the need shall ever arise for me to do anything with python. Quite certainly a useful start to the language.
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