Learning to Program with Python
by Richard L. Halterman
Publisher: Southern Adventist University 2011
Number of pages: 283
The focus here is on introducing programming techniques and developing good habits. To that end, our approach avoids some of the more esoteric features of Python and concentrates on the programming basics that transfer directly to other imperative programming languages.
Download or read it online for free here:
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 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 Svein Linge, Hans Petter Langtangen - Springer
This book presents Python programming as a key method for solving mathematical problems. The style is accessible and concise, the emphasis is on generic algorithms, clean design of programs, use of functions, and automatic tests for verification.
by Zed A. Shaw
This is a very beginner book for people who want to learn to code. If you can already code then the book will probably drive you insane. It's intended for people who have no coding chops to build up their skills before starting a more detailed book.