Information on Python

How to use Python on itlabs or cs machines

Computer help on Python

Information about the Python language

  • Python for Lisp Programmers by Peter Norvig provides a high-level introduction to Python by compariing it with Lisp. It includes also data on comparing the speed of Lisp, Python, and other programming languages. Short but with most of the essential material.
  • The Pyro Module Python Introduction provides a good more detailed overview of Python. It is used in the context of Pyro, an extension to PyThon for robotics, but it covers plain Python.
  • has numerous turorials on Python covering everything from basic to advanced material. Look at Python Intros.
  • A full textbook How to Think Like a Computer Scientist. Learning with Python, by Allen B. Downey, Jeffrey Elkner and Chris Meyers on using Python to learn computer science concepts.
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