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A Description of the Python programming language

Python is a general purpose programming language. The Python programming language is often considered more versatile when compared with other modern programming as it can be used cross-platform (Linux, Mac OS X and Windows) and for a wide variety of types of programming tasks (including tasks in Web Development, Database Access and Desktop / GUI Software Development Python also has an open, community-based development model managed by the non-profit Python Software Foundation and is released under the Python Software Foundation License For this and other reasons, Python is very popular choice for GUI programming on Linux Operating Systems such as Ubuntu and Fedora and is suitable for both KDE and Gnome-based software development projects. Python is also often regarded as a good programming language for those new to programming, due to it being a high level language with a syntax that is easy to learn. However, this latter point does not mean that Python is not a powerful language, especially due to the fact the it is very extensible. However, many programmers do use Python for prototyping, before using another, more complex language (such as Java, C++ etc) for the actual development work.

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Free Online Python Books

All of the below book are available free and legally:

Dive into Python by Mark Pilgrim.

How to Think Like a Computer Scientist by Jeffrey Elkner, Allen B. Downey, and Chris Meyers.

GUI Programming with Python: QT Edition by Boudewijn Rempt.

Text Processing in Python by David Mertz.

The Standard Python Library by Fredrik Lundh

Several Wikibooks created about Python Python Programming

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Python Lecture Materials

A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Python by MIT (Mihir Kedia and Aseem Kishore) Why I Like Python by Hampshire Linux User Group (Jim Dennis)