This book is an introduction to computer programming, using the Python programming language. The core Python language (both versions 2.x and 3.x) is discussed.
Free Python Books
Read the free online version of Python Cookbook, 3rd Edition: Recipes for Mastering Python 3, by David Beazley and Brian K. Jones, on O’Reilly Atlas.
“Porting to Python 3: An in-depth guide” is available online for free. This book guides you through the process of porting your Python 2 code to Python 3, from choosing a porting strategy to solving your distribution issues.
“Problem Solving with Algorithms and Data Structures Using Python”, by Brad Miller and David Ranum, is an interactive book which you can access online.
“Become a Code Breaker with Python: A beginner’s guide to cryptography and computer programming with Python” describes several encryption programs for various ciphers, along with how to write programs that can break these ciphers.
“Start Here: Python Programming for Beginners” is a book for the total beginner who is interested in programming. It teaches the new programmer from ground zero through hands-on exercises.
The complete draft version of up-comming O’Reilly Media book “Programming Computer Vision with Python” by Jan Erik Solem. You can download it in pdf format. If you want a basic understanding of computer vision’s underlying theory and algorithms, this hands-on introduction is the ideal place to start.
“An Introduction to Python (The Art and Craft of Programming – Python Edition)”, written by John C. Lusth, is available free online and it can also be downloaded in pdf format.
Download “Design Patterns in Python” in pdf format or read it online. If you are a beginner to learning Python or design patterns, this book can prove to be a very easy-to-understand introductory text. If you are a tester, in addition to the above this book would also be helpful in learning contexts in which design patterns can be used in the test automation world.