Introduction to Programming using Python
by K. Schuerer, et al.
Publisher: Pasteur Institute 2008
Number of pages: 242
The objective of this course is to teach programming concepts to biologists. It is thus aimed at people who are not professional computer scientists, but who need a better control of computers for their own research. This programming course is part of a course in informatics for biology.
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by Steven Bird, Ewan Klein, Edward Loper - O'Reilly Media
This book offers a highly accessible introduction to natural language processing, the field that supports a variety of language technologies. With it, you'll learn how to write Python programs that work with large collections of unstructured text.
by Albert Sweigart
A programming book for kids interested in learning to program their own computer games with python, a serious computer language which is used by professional programmers also. The book explains programming principles from the source code examples.
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 Steven F. Lott
The book will help you build basic programming skills. It is organized in a way that builds up the language in layers from simple concepts to more advanced features. Programming exercises are provided to encourage further exploration of each layer.