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Mon, 29 Aug 2005

Python Cookbook

Alex Martelli, Anna Martelli Ravenscroft, David Ascher,
Python Cookbook 2nd Edition, O'Reilly

This is quite a serious cookbook. It is more of a Larousse thing than say "Sushi in Ten Minutes" or "Five Easy Snacks for 4AM".

Let's just randomly pick out some recipes from the nearly eight hundred pages of content... Showing a Progress Indicator on a text console, Converting time zones, Terminating a thread, Connecting to IRC and logging messages to disk, Importing a dynamically generated module, and on it goes. There are many, many, more like these and all are presented in a Problem, Solution (with code), Discussion format.

This probably not the first Python book you should buy but it well might be the second if you are at all serious about it.

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