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Teaach yourself Python in 24 hours book. Is it good?
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nooby

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jul 2012, 18:15    Post subject:  Teaach yourself Python in 24 hours book. Is it good?  

By accident I found this link.
http://www.pauahtun.org/TYPython/
Quote:
Ivan Van Laningham is the author of
Sams Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours


That quote where from the Good Reading site.
But I thought that a link to his own site would be
okay too.

Now as all of you know. I can not even "program"
how to get my Microwave oven to cook myself a
nice cup of Coffee. So this is me wanting all of us
to share our experiences of these books that teach
such things as computer languages. I love such
but have no brain for it.

So have you read the book or others about Python
and what did you think of the book. Was it helpful?

Is he maybe even active here in the forum?

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jul 2012, 05:37    Post subject: Re: Teaach yourself Python in 24 hours book. Is it good?  

nooby wrote:
...
So have you read the book or others about Python
and what did you think of the book. Was it helpful?

Which book Question
I was visiting the website Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours.

The first "hour" took me 2 minutes

The next "hour" took me 2 minutes
and the decision:
not for you and me:
they want you to learn python in a DOS box Rolling Eyes Laughing Laughing

But there is a puppy scool somewhere in the web Cool
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nooby

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jul 2012, 05:54    Post subject:  

Oh so typical me I trusted it where for Unix and Linux.

They wrote this about the author of the book.

"Ivan Van Laningham. ... is a senior software engineer
for Callware technologies, Inc. where he provides Web server
and Unix assistance"

Okay they did not mention Linus there but Linux and Unix is kind of related

Teasing smile.

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puppy_apprentice


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jul 2012, 07:47    Post subject:  

try one of those books (free online or offline):
http://www.computer-books.us/python.php
http://www.linuxcandy.com/2012/02/7-best-python-free-e-books-to-build-your-python-skills.html
http://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonBooks
http://thepythongamebook.com/en:start
http://www.readwriteweb.com/hack/2011/03/python-is-an-increasingly-popu.php
http://www.coderholic.com/free-python-programming-books/

firts try to read books for beginners (choose one, follow examples and if it will be uderstandable for u stay with this book if not try another one), later try intermediate at the end those for "pros"

i think there is no one good book for everybody

happy learning
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amigo

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jul 2012, 07:47    Post subject:  

Teach Yourself to Spell Python in 24 Hours
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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jul 2012, 10:38    Post subject:  

Good catch, was spelling it " PHYTON " all the time because of the many greek phy* to be found like Physics or Philosophy .
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amigo

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jul 2012, 12:41    Post subject:  

Actually I didn't even notice that you had misspelled it -I just thought, well for some people that would be a more reasonable goal...
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jul 2012, 21:42    Post subject:  

Quote:
Now as all of you know. I can not even "program"
how to get my Microwave oven to cook myself a
nice cup of Coffee.


You don't go to java to roast your beans? Shocked

I am very impressed that you are trying to learn parseltongue.
http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Parseltongue

Have you got devx going straight into Idle?
You should be all set . . . get that microsoft microwave coffee on . . .

Have you done a loop yet? You could do 108 virtual Buddhist mantras . . .(for example)

. . . before we know it, you will be hosting the
Nooby guide to Python . . .

To celebrate I am creating this serpentile offering
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/PythonLearn

Cool

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