Really good Python books

Any one that talks to me will eventually hear me talk about Python (even though I am not very good at it yet). I recently came across a few really good books on the subject. If you are intersted, or know someone that might be, check them out at

Some other good Python books are:

  1. Dive into Python
  2. byteofpython
  3. Thinking in Python

There are plenty of books out there this is just some of the ones I like.


  1. #1 by Adam on July 2, 2008 - 12:45 am

    You should really take a look at “Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science”. A prepress version of the book is availiable for free at

  2. #2 by zodman on July 2, 2008 - 1:52 am

    im start lear python with dive into python, im from a c struct world, the change it would larger

  3. #3 by EvilDead on July 2, 2008 - 2:22 am

    I’ve read quite a few books on Python, and “Dive into Python” is definitely the one I enjoyed the most. It does not only teach how to program in Python, but also how to really make use of Python features through several mini-problems.

  4. #4 by Ubuntu_Demon on July 2, 2008 - 4:07 am

    I blogged about python learning resources a while ago here :

  5. #5 by etank on July 2, 2008 - 8:04 am

    @Ubuntu_Demon: I have seen the list on your site before. It is a very complete list. I had never seen the ones from before though.

    @Adam: Nice find there. I like that the book walks you through full examples of code.

  6. #6 by Mackenzie on July 2, 2008 - 10:44 am

    “How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning With Python” by Jeff Elkner is good for teaching someone Python as a first language.

  7. #7 by mariuss on July 2, 2008 - 1:16 pm

    Many of the books mentioned above are available for free, a list of open Python books [plug]:

    @Adam, does “Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science” have a home page that talks about the free version?

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