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'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.
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. On the same note, if you're wondering whether to learn Python 2.x or 3.x, thenread this article by James Bennett
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