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Best python books

Introduction – best Python books

If you are new to programming Python is a great place to start. It is one of the easiest languages to learn and there are many great tutorials for you to choose from. Check out How you can learn python online for more information.

In this post we will take a closer look at what books you can read to learn and improve different aspects of python.

Just starting out

If you want to manage with just one book about Python you need something with a lot content. Of course it also need to be well written. With these in mind I have a clear favorite among Python books:

Learning Python, 5th Edition

This books is a beast with 1600 pages so you don't have to be afraid to miss out on anything. While 1600 pages may seem daunting it is a great option even for beginners. I don't recommend you to read it all the way through at once. Read a chapter and play around for a while until you are ready to move on..

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Improve you skills

Let's say that you already know Python and want to take your skills to the next level. The most important part of quality code is how effective it is. You should always try to write code as efficient as possible. So when you want to improve this is where you start. One great Python book that help you with this is:

Effective Python: 59 specific ways to write better Python

If you are a beginner I wouldn't start here. As soon as you feel comfortable with Python however you should read this.

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More specific goals

Since Python is such a versatile language you might have a specific target when learning. It can could be something like data analysis or game development. Whatever it is you can probably do it with Python. There are a couple of good Python books that does this:

Python for Data Analysis

Making Games with Python and Pygame

Flask Web Development: Developing Web Applications with Python

I don't think that I need to explain them further. There are of course more books like this if you are looking for other purposes with your programming.


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python books

Python for kids!

Programming is not as hard as most people think. If you look at the logic used it is actually very simple. So simple that you can learn programming from a very young age.

The problem with education in lower ages is that it has to be playful and there haven't been many playful programming-books before. Now that has changed. Here are three amazing python-books written specifically for children.

Python for Kids A playful introduction to programming

Teach Your Kids to Code: A Parent-Friendly Guide to Python Programming

Hello World!: Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners

They are all well written and fun to read. You can read them together with your child.

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I hope this information helps you to get started with programming or improve your skills. Remember to have fun doing it and to write as much code as possible. The more you do the better you will get. You want to understand what you are doing but don't worry if you don't all the time. You will get there if you keep your focus.

Good Luck!

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