Building Skills in Python
by Steven F. Lott
Number of pages: 459
This book is a complete presentation of the Python language. We'll lead you from a very tiny, easy to understand subset of statements to the entire Python language and all of the built-in data structures. Professional programmers who need to learn Python are our primary audience.
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by Harry Percival - O'Reilly Media
by John C. Lusth - The University of Alabama
Contents: Starting Out; Literals; Combining Literals; Precedence and Associativity; Variables; Assignment; Conditionals; Functions; Python Programs and Using Files; Input and Output; More about Functions; Scope; Loops; Lists; Recursion; etc.
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 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.