An Introduction to Python
by Guido van Rossum
Publisher: Network Theory Ltd. 2006
Number of pages: 164
This manual provides an introduction to Python, an easy to learn object-oriented programming language. It has efficient high-level data structures and a simple but effective approach to object-oriented programming. Python's elegant syntax and dynamic typing, together with its interpreted nature, make it an ideal language for scripting and rapid application development in many areas on most platforms. This is a printed copy of the official Python tutorial from the Python 2.2 distribution.
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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 Ian Ozsvald - ianozsvald.com
By exploring the theory behind design choices, this practical guide helps you gain a deeper understanding of Python implementation. You'll learn how to locate performance bottlenecks and significantly speed up your code in high-data-volume programs.
by Chris Meyers
This collection is a presentation of several small Python programs. They are aimed at intermediate programmers - people who have studied Python and are fairly comfortable with basic recursion and object oriented techniques.
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.