5 Best Python Programming books for Beginners-2018

Top 5 Python Programming books for Beginners

If you are planning to learn Python Programming language from good and trusted sources then you are at right place.

Python is one of the most famous programming languages in the world and also used by major organizations and corporations. It can be an easy pick up for a first-time programmer or an experienced developer.

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Why is Python best?

It is very clear and powerful object-oriented programming language that supports elegant syntax, which means the programs are very easy to understand and write. This makes python ideal for prototype development without compromising maintainability.

Python is developed under an OSI-approved open source license, making it freely usable and distributable, even for commercial use.

It also offers a large standard library, which supports many common tasks such as connecting to web servers, reading and modifying files etc . it can easily be extended by adding modules implemented in c and c++ (compiled languages).

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Highly flexible – Python can also run on any operating system such as Mac Os, Windows, Linux, and Unix.

So with this article, I am sharing the best 5 books which will help you to master python easily.

List of 5 best Python Programming Books-

1. Learning Python, 5th Edition

“Written by Mark Lutz” this book is one of the most popular Python programming books. it covers all the basic concepts of Python and its fundamentals.

Moreover, if you want to gain in-depth understanding then it’s a nice book to have. Also, this updated fifth edition will help you to write high-quality code. According to me its an ideal book for both the beginners and professional developers.

2. Python for Data Analysis

“Written by Wes McKinney”. This book provides us with the way how python can be used to analyze large sets of data.

Basically, this book revolves around the area of data-intensive applications and it also has a number of case studies, which make explanations easy to understand.

It also provides an introduction related to practical data problems and how Python language can manipulate, clean and process that data. Moreover, this book is very good for professional programmers and researchers.

3. Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science

“Written by John Zelle” this book is primarily used as a college textbook. It provides a clear explanation of introductory programming concepts and shows why Python is an excellent choice for beginners as their first language.

I also personally recommend this book to all the beginners.  Other than that it’s a bit overpriced in my opinion compared with other good books.

4. Python Cookbook

This book is written by Brian Jones, it offers dozens of topics covering the core python language as well as tasks common to a wide variety of application domains. Also, introduces techniques that has a huge scope, or which are much needed.

If you want to update the older Python 2 code in Python 3 then this book is a great choice. It also has topics like Data Structures and Algorithms, Data Encoding and Processing, C Extensions and Testing, Debugging and much more.

5. Head First Python

“written by Paul Barry” this book offers a complete learning experience that helps you to learn all the concepts of python and become a great Python programmer.

You’ll also learn how to write mobile apps for Android from this book. But this book doesn’t cover any advanced topics such as decorators, list comprehension, function programming, etc. so not recommending this book to advanced developers.

It has many visuals so don’t worry about getting bored.

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Conclusion – As a result, we have seen so many good Python books. Since there is enough description mentioned above for each book. It will help you to select what is good for you. Keep Reading, Keep Learning.

If you have any better suggestions let us know in the comment section below. Would love to add them on the list.

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