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 Mark Guzdial - Georgia Institute of Technology
Guzdial introduces programming as a way of creating and manipulating media -- a context familiar to today's readers. Starts readers with actual programming early on. Puts programming in a relevant context (Computing for Communications).
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 David Mertz - O'Reilly Media
Python is not a functional programming language, but it is a multi-paradigm language that makes functional programming easy to perform. This book examines the functional aspects of the language and points out which options work well and which do not.
by Guido Van Rossum - Network Theory Ltd.
The definitive language reference for Python. It describes the syntax of Python and its built-in datatypes. It covers advanced topics, and is suitable for readers who are familiar with the details and rules of the Python and its object system.