[AstroPy] Python Books for Beginners?

Rick Wagner rwagner@physics.ucsd....
Fri Feb 5 12:13:26 CST 2010

Hi Kelle,

For myself, I found "Learning Python" by Mark Lutz [1] to be very useful
as a beginning programmer doing a summer research fellowship. I think it's
an excellent balance between introducing the language and technical depth.


[1] http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596158071

> Hi All,
> I'm looking for book recommendations for beginning programmers starting
> with
> Python.  Think undergrads first programming project.  I see lots of
> possibilities on Amazon, but does anybody have any experience with them?
> While we're at it, any other books you'd recommend having around the lab?
> I'm tempted just to get a couple of the O'Reilly ones just because.
> (btw, I tried to search the archives for this mailing list, but I was
> unsuccessful...is there a search page that I missed?)
> Thanks!
> kelle
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> Kelle Cruz, PhD
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