Name: [002] Ian Ozsvald
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Books and Training [ID:700] (6/6)

in series: Starting with Python

video tutorial by Ian Ozsvald, added 05/08

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There are many books and tutors who can help you to learn Python. You ought to know about these three free books:

There are several books which will be useful to a beginner:

  • Learning Python by Mark Lutz
  • Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional by Magnus Lie Hetland
  • Python in a Nutshell by Alex Martelli
  • Python Cookbook by Alex Martelli, Anna Ravenscroft, and David Ascher

If you'd like to have training in-person then see the Python Training page in the Python wiki. It lists (as writing) 38 training providers all over the world.

Our Beginner Python screencasts will also help you, as will Club ShowMeDo.


Are we missing something? Please leave a comment if I've missed something so I can make this tutorial more useful to other beginners.

Got any questions?

Get answers in the ShowMeDo Learners Google Group.

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