[SciPy-user] good python books

Howey, David A d.howey at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Nov 23 06:41:30 CST 2005

"Learning Python" by Lutz and Ascher (O'Reilly) is great. I use it all
the time.. 

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In article
<c5b438120511172027vd8e949fye182c8442eaca183 at mail.gmail.com>,
 Ryan Krauss <ryanlists at gmail.com> wrote:

> My parents are asking for Christmas gift ideas.  Can anyone recommend 
> python books that are worth owning - especially technical/scientific 
> ones or advanced ones.

Python Cookbook, 2nd edition is really nice. It ranges from basic to
advanced and I've learned a lot from it.

For daily reference I use Python Essential Reference (unfortunately not
very up to date) and the on-line manuals. For certain advanced topics I
look at Python in a Nutshell.

Also, consider books on design patterns and object-oriented design. I'm
not familiar with the range of material available, but in the second
category I've been enjoying "Applying UML and Patterns", by Craig

-- Russell

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