Picking a Python Version: A Manifesto
by David Mertz
Publisher: O'Reilly Media 2015
Number of pages: 44
There are two major versions of the Python programming language: the Python 2.x series, and the newer Python 3.x series. This report guides you through the implicit decision tree of choosing what Python version, implementation, and distribution is best suited for you.
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by Guido van Rossum - Python Software Foundation
This tutorial introduces the reader informally to the basic concepts of the Python language and system. It introduces many of Python's most noteworthy features, and will give you a good idea of the language's flavor and style.
by Fredrik Lundh - O'Reilly
A large collection of useful Python scripts, the best parts of comp.lang.python newsgroup messages, plus hundreds of new scripts. The text covers the standard library, the examples should work on most platforms and Python versions.
by Steven F. Lott
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