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So i started reading up on python a while back. A couple of months ago i put my book down and said... "done!!"

I think the problem might have been the book i was reading. "python for dummies".

I mostly was reading this book because i did great with the dummies collections when i started to learn C.

Over the last couple of month i have been directing all my attention on LISP programming (i work with autocad all day until i go back to school).

So its time for me to get back into python! but i need some suggestions on good books. i know the web based is great. except i hate reading on the PC. i mostly use my Kindle for all my reading.

Thanks i greatly appreciate it.

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Though I've never read it, I've heard several credible people recommend the Absolute Beginner book so I second that.

If you already know C and LISP then python shouldn't even require a book. The syntax is pretty simple and the REPL lends itself to exploration and experimentation.

You can use the "dir()" command to list the valid properties and methods of a given object, and "print <object or method>.__doc__" usually prints the description and usage of the object/method in question.

Have you done any object-oriented programming before? That's the only challenging concept I can think you might need to learn if you're coming from C.

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A great book is Programming Python you should have a look but it might be a bit advanced.

http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Python-Mark-Lutz/dp/0596158106/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315461740&sr=8-1

I'm not sure I'd call that book "great". I have it. It's more reference than instruction, and honestly if you want reference just read the docs for the standard libraries. They're actually well written and have good examples.

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So i started reading up on python a while back. A couple of months ago i put my book down and said... "done!!"

I think the problem might have been the book i was reading. "python for dummies".

I mostly was reading this book because i did great with the dummies collections when i started to learn C.

Over the last couple of month i have been directing all my attention on LISP programming (i work with autocad all day until i go back to school).

So its time for me to get back into python! but i need some suggestions on good books. i know the web based is great. except i hate reading on the PC. i mostly use my Kindle for all my reading.

Thanks i greatly appreciate it.

Pythons such a cool language bro , ive got loads of books on it , heres a couple: http://www.mediafire.com/?saxydtpewqz3gfd http://www.mediafire.com/?m4adbo82ewjwtud http://www.mediafire.com/?f0ks3yetaiqsqfy

Let me know what you think , i' ll try and have a look in my cave and find the rest, good luck.

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