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Python 3: Byte of Python

Python 3: Byte of Python

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a very good book to learn Python as a beginner, from http://www.swaroopch.com/notes/Python
a very good book to learn Python as a beginner, from http://www.swaroopch.com/notes/Python

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A Byte of Python
v1.91 (for Python 3.0)
 
Python2
Python
Choose your Python version:
If you want to learn the current
Python 2.x 
, readhere[1]or download the PDF[2]If you want to learn the upcoming
Python 3.0
, read here ordownload the PDF[3] You can also buy a printed hardcopy.[4]
Introduction
'A Byte of Python' is a book on programming using the Python language. It serves as atutorial or guide to the Python language for a beginner audience. If all you know aboutcomputers is how to save text files, then this is the book for you.
This book is updated for the upcoming Python 3.0 language.
If you are looking for atutorial on the current Python 2.x version, please download the previous revision of thebook 
[5]
. On the same note, if you're wondering whether to learn Python 2.x or 3.x, thenread this article by James Bennett
[6]
.
Who Reads 'A Byte of Python'?
Here are what people are saying about the book:
Feedback From Readers
This is the best beginner's tutorial I've ever seen! Thank you for your effort. -
Walt Michalik
(wmich50-at-theramp-dot-net) You've made the best Python tutorial I've found on the Net. Great work. Thanks! -
 Joshua Robin
(joshrob-at-poczta-dot-onet-dot-pl)Hi, I'm from Dominican Republic. My name is Pavel, recently I read your book 'A Byte of Python' and I consider it excellent!! :). I learnt much from all theexamples. Your book is of great help for newbies like me... -
 Pavel Simo
(pavel-dot-simo-at-gmail-dot-com)I recently finished reading Byte of Python, and I thought I really ought to thank  you. I was very sad to reach the final pages as I now have to go back to dull,tedious oreilly or etc. manuals for learning about python. Anyway, I reallyappreciate your book -
Samuel Young
(sy-one-three-seven-at-gmail-dot-com)Dear Swaroop, I am taking a class from an instructor that has no interest inteaching. We are using Learning Python, second edition, by O'Reilly. It is not atext for beginner without any programming knowledge, and an instructor thatshould be working in another field. Thank you very much for your book, without itI would be cluless about Python and programming. Thanks a million, you are ableto 'break the message down' to a level that beginners can understand and noteveryone can. -
 Joseph Duarte
(jduarte1-at-cfl-dot-rr-dot-com)I love your book! It is the greatest Python tutorial ever, and a very usefulreference. Brilliant, a true masterpiece! Keep up the good work! -
Chris-AndréSommerseth
 
Python3I'm just e-mailing you to thank you for writing Byte of Python online. I had beenattempting Python for a few months prior to stumbling across your book, andalthough I made limited success with pyGame, I never completed a program.Thanks to your simplification of the categories, Python actually seems a reachablegoal. It seems like I have finally learned the foundations and I can continue intomy real goal, game development. ... Once again, thanks VERY much for placingsuch a structured and helpful guide to basic programming on the web. It shovedme into and out of OOP with an understanding where two text books had failed.
- Matt Gallivan
(m-underscore-gallivan12-at-hotmail-dot-com)I would like to thank you for your book 'A byte of python' which i myself find thebest way to learn python. I am a 15 year old i live in egypt my name is Ahmed.Python was my second programming language i learn visual basic 6 at school butdidn't enjoy it, however i really enjoyed learning python. I made the addressbook program and i was sucessful. i will try to start make more programs and readpython programs (if you could tell me source that would be helpful). I will alsostart on learning java and if you can tell me where to find a tutorial as good as yours for java that would help me a lot. Thanx.
- Ahmed Mohammed
(sedo-underscore-91-at-hotmail-dot-com) A wonderful resource for beginners wanting to learn more about Python is the110-page PDF tutorial A Byte of Python by Swaroop C H. It is well-written, easy tofollow, and may be the best introduction to Python programming available.
- Drew Ames
in an article on Scripting Scribus
[7]
published on Linux.com Yesterday I got through most of Byte of Python on my Nokia N800 and it's theeasiest and most concise introduction to Python I have yet encountered. Highlyrecommended as a starting point for learning Python.
- Jason Delport
on hisweblog
[8]
Academic Courses
This book is being used as instructional material in various educational institutions:1.'Principles of Programming Languages' course at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
[9]
2.'Basic Concepts of Computing' course at University of California, Davis
[10]
3.'Programming With Python' course at Harvard University
[11]
4.'Introduction to Programming' course at University of Leeds
[12]
5.'Introduction to Application Programming' course at Boston University
[13]
6.'Information Technology Skills for Meteorology' course at University of Oklahoma
[14]
7.'Geoprocessing' course at Michigan State University
[15]
8.'Multi Agent Semantic Web Systems' course at the University of Edinburgh
[16]

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