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Top 5 Python Books From Beginners to Expert

While there are many python courses online, learning from books is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your python skills and knowledge.

1. Python Cookbook, Third Edition, by David Beazley and Brian K. Jones

Python Cookbook

The Python Cookbook covers, in one comprehensive volume, tutorials on the most common programming task. Code examples in the book show how things are done in idiomatic Python 3 code. The book explains why and how the code works, which is very helpful.

2. Learn Python The Hard Way, by Zed A. Shaw

Learn Python The Hard Way

Zed Shaw's Learn Python The Hard Way has helped thousands of people learn how to code in Python. The book is notable for taking a hands-on approach to the learning process.

3. Head First Python: A Brain-Friendly Guide, by Paul Barry

A Brain-Friendly Guide

Headd First Python stands out among Python books for being approachable and easy to make progress with. The witty remarks and illustrations address the exact problems you will encounter as a beginner as a Python programmer.

4. Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming, by Eric Matthes

Python Crash Course

Python Crash Course goes beyond the basics to immersing you into fully functioning software projects. You will code projects using Django, the highly popular Python Web Framework. Other projects that will show you the fun side of making games with Python. The book will introduce you to fundamentals of the Python programming language.

5. Fluent Python: Clear, Concise, and Effective Programming, by Luciano Ramalho

Fluent Python

(For Advanced Python Programmers)
This book is very useful for advanced Python programmers to help you learn the best techniques you should be using. Applying the lessons from the book will result in a clearer, shorter and faster code for all applications you already developing.

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Top comments (3)

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Mateusz Bełczowski

A few other suggestions:



3) (I like the visual explanations :) )

jamessmith23 profile image

Some more of the best Python books

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Computing Savvy

Learn Python in 7 Days is best book to learn python programming.