September 16th, 2005, 01:21 PM
Need some advice on Python books
I want to buy some book on Python.
I did some research and find these.
Which one would you recommend??
Python and Tkinter Programming by John E. Grayson
Python Cookbook by Alex Martelli
Python Programming On Win32 by Mark Hammond
Learning Python, Second Edition by Mark Lutz
Foundations of Python Network Programming (Foundations) by John Goerzen
Practical Python by Magnus Lie Hetland
What I want to do, is mostly GUI programming with.
I have a lot of PHP-GTK programms and I want to code them with Python, and of course learn a lot of Python.
I really like Tkinter. It's really easy, has a very nativ look on both win and linux and does so far everything
Thank you for all the advice
September 17th, 2005, 07:10 AM
if you want ot buy one then by learning python 2nd edition and python in a nutshell gives you everything you'll need to start
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Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
September 17th, 2005, 09:18 AM
Those books are located on that server as well. Another very amazing eBook is Python Core Programming. It is very outdated, but still very good to read.
Originally Posted by monkeyman23555
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September 17th, 2005, 12:31 PM
Thank you for the cool Ebooks.
I downloaded all three books you guys recommended.
Is there any good book on Python and Tkinter.
What I found was published back in 2000.
Would it be still a good book to buy???
Thank you again for all the help
September 17th, 2005, 02:40 PM
Grim: I don't think that the author would mind too much. With free access to an eBook by a certain author, even if they didn't want their stuff to be released the way it was, people may start to appreciated the author and his/her book(s). This may make them decide to actually go and buy the book itself, or another book by the same author. Music can also be related to this, so many millions of songs are freely downloaded each day (probably less). Many music artists agree with people downloading their songs because quite often the download will go as far as to buying the actual CD's.
September 18th, 2005, 07:23 PM
Grim is right: there's nothing like a paper book for reference. My recommendations would be Dive Into Python and/or any of the O'Reilly books on Python. I have Programming Python, it's a good one.
Am I supposed to sign here?
September 19th, 2005, 03:37 AM
And the distribution method involves IRC because?
Originally Posted by †Yegg†
September 19th, 2005, 09:08 AM
some links for ya
Online these can't be beat. For the price or content:
Free: Australian computer course in python online from beginner to intermediate skills (make your own blogging software in python too)
this is a popular blogger who has some python points
Dive Into Python:from novice to pro
Mark Pilgrim's Free online book. Updated constantly.
David Mertz's Free online book Text processing in python
If you're into python, his whole website should be required reading... You'll also run into his Charming series at the IBM website.
The last two underwrite the point that free online resources do nothing but benefit the author in terms of word of mouth or real book sales (he made $$). Bruce Eckel too uses this approach and more to follow as others only see the benefits.
Now then, whether the people whose books are on IRC had a choice in the matter is a clear no. But this is no longer how the world works. As the books are long since published and long since paid for, the only people who "suffer" are publishers. The author probably didn't make much per item. The publisher can't make much (or zero) on low volume sales, so any low stock you find useful has already been given up on anyway.
<minor brain dump>Warning...you have just witnessed the end of a business paradigm. Warning....</end brain dump>
This no doubt highlights the point that: In the information age, you are you're own publisher and publisist (let's say 'artist'). New works better be good (or go do something else to be happy). Old works lead to new great works, and make up for any losses by being advertising. Rinse. Repeat.
September 19th, 2005, 01:03 PM
If I'm the author, I'd like to decide how my books are distributed --thank you very much. Music artists also only agree with downloading ONLY if they're allowed control over the downloading. Anything else is STEALING. I've deleted your post regarding the ebooks.
Originally Posted by †Yegg†
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September 19th, 2005, 06:32 PM
That's odd, I can still see my post. Or is it only visible to me?
Originally Posted by Scorpions4ever
The distribution method is via IRC because the person (username: TehUser) runs that IRC server, he has decided to use his IRC server to host all of the eBooks that he allows others to download. He also does not download these eBooks through P2P applications. He finds them off of websites by searching through popular search engines.
Originally Posted by Grim Archon
September 19th, 2005, 08:21 PM
Here is a good python ebook. Completely free:
September 20th, 2005, 12:10 PM
Another Free good one is www.diveintopython.org
If you are willing to pay $35, Beginning Python published by Wrox is
a really good read.