This 47 chapter book will help you build Python
through a series of exercises. It includes six projects from
sophisticated that will help solidify your Python skills.
This book is a close-to-complete
presentation of the Python language, updated to cover Python 2.6 and
some elements of Python 3.1. It is oriented toward learning,
which involves accumulating many closely intertwined concepts. This
book is primarily targeted at professional programmers.
The book explores a wide range of topics including:
Numeric Expressions and Output
Variables, Assignment and Input
Truth, Comparison and Conditional Processing
Loops and Iterative Procssing
This book is made available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works License.
PDF, HTML, Word 97, Plain Text, HTML (single
file), XML, Build scripts
Dive Into Python is a hands-on guide
to the Python language. Each chapter starts with a real, complete code
sample, proceeds to pick it apart and explain the pieces, and then puts
it all back together in a summary at the end.
The Power of Introspection
Objects and Object-Orientation
Exceptions and File Handling
Scripts and Streams
HTTP Web Services
SOAP Web Services
This book is licensed under the terms of the GNU Free
Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version.
Text Processing in Python
describes techniques for manipulation of text using the
Python programming language. At the broadest level, text processing is
simply taking textual information and doing something with it. This
might be restructuring or reformatting it, extracting smaller bits of
information from it, or performing calculations that depend on the text.
Text processing is arguably
what most programmers spend most of their time doing. Because Python is
clear, expressive, and object-oriented it is a perfect language for
doing text processing, even better than Perl. As the amount of data
everywhere continues to increase, this is more and more of a challenge
This book is not a tutorial on Python. The author
provides practical pointers and tips that emphasize efficent, flexible,
and maintainable approaches to the text processing tasks that working
programmers face daily.
Text Processing in Python begins with an introduction to
text processing and contains a quick Python tutorial to get you up to
speed. It then delves into essential text processing subject areas,
including string operations, regular expressions, parsers and state
machines, and Internet tools and techniques. Appendixes cover such
important topics as data compression and Unicode.
This book is copyright to Addison Wesley but can be
downloaded without charge.
The Standard Python Library is a guide for serious
Python programmers. It offers accurate, author-tested documentation of
all the modules in the Python 2.0 Library, together with over 300
annotated example scripts using the modules.
The book has chapters on:
Standard and Core Modules
Threads and Processes
Mail and News Messages
Tools and Utilities
Platform Specific Modules
Implementation Support Modules
This is an electronic edition which is based on the
second edition published by O'Reilly in 2001.
Pylons is a lightweight web framework built on standard
Python tools that provides a robust environment for writing modern web
applications. It is well known for its clean architecture and loosely
coupled approach, both of which make web development fast, flexible,
The Definitive Guide to Pylons teaches you
everything you need to know about web development with Pylons
- from how to create your first "Hello World!" application to
how to use each of Pylons’ core tools including FormEncode, Mako,
SQLAlchemy, and Routes to how to perform more advanced tasks such as
testing, using Unicode, internationalizing your application,
authenticating users, and more.
It also helps developers make use of the software's
built-in support for session management, web services, and Ajax.
This book is made available under the terms of the GNU
Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version.