top python books that you should read once

Top Python Books That You Should Read Once

Books are your teachers for teaching you something new every time when you, open a book. If you want to start learning the Python language then, you should read these books that I’m going to show you in this article.

Python is the most popular language to dive into Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analysis, and Scientific Computing world.
If you are a beginner or intermediate these books will help you to become a better Python Programmer.

Let’s explore the world of books.

1. Think Python

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If you are an absolute beginner in learning of Python programming then, you should start reading Think Python book written by Allen B. Downey.

The first edition of this book uses Python 2 and the second edition uses Python 3.

This book gives you the best examples for exercise and provides example projects to comfortable learning for you. You can download this book as a PDF format for free.

2. Learning Python: Powerful Object-Oriented Programming

powerful object oriented programming

If you want to write clean, understandable, and high-quality code then, Learning Python is a good one for you to check out.

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner, intermediate, and expert programmer, this book is great for all type of students.

You can get started with both Python 2.7 and 3.3 versions of Python language. This book grants you a lot of quizzes and activities for your practice.

3. Python Crash Course

python crash course

If you have planning seriously to learn Python programming language then, you should definitely try to read Python Crash Course written by Eric Matthes.

This book teaches you some basic fundamentals of Python programming such as loops, writing clean and readable code, and classes.

You can build your strength on Python language by the help of three projects that are Space Invaders–inspired arcade game, data visualizations and a simple web app.

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4. Fluent Python: Clear, Concise, and Effective Programming

Clear, Concise, and Effective Programming

This book lets you teach yourself how to write shorter and readable code. You can read about Python’s core features and libraries in this book. Fluent Python book can help you to become a master of Python 3 and this book covers:

  • Python data model
  • Data structures
  • Functions as objects
  • Object-oriented idioms
  • Control flow
  • Metaprogramming

5. Dive Into Python

dive into python book

If you want to learn Python 3 from scratch with excellent examples then, Dive Into Python book will help you to take down your goals.

Every single chapter of this book starts with a code sample, and Mark Pilgrim is done their job very well by explaining every part of the code.

At the end of every chapter, this book reminds you by summarizing that what were you reading in the current chapter.

Mark Pilgrim completely has rewritten the example programmers like sets, iterators, generators, closures, and comprehensions.

6. Learn Python The Hard Way

learn python the hard way

The 6 number book in our list of top python books is Learn Python The Hard Way, and its author is Zed A. Shaw. This book has a treasure of 52 brilliantly crafted exercises.

Learn Python The Hard Way book guides you to set up a complete Python environment on your windows or mac.

If you want to rise as a professional Python developer then, you should practice these all 52 exercises.

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If more practice you do then more you can know how software work, write good and manageable programmes and learn how to fix bugs.

7. Python Pocket Reference: Python In Your Pocket

pocket reference

This book comes with built-in object types, dictionaries, lists and tons of other functions, modules, extensions, command-line options, Python hints, and Python SQL Database API.

Python Pocket Reference book’s chapter has already updated with the latest Python version 3.4.

This book will help you to understand statements and syntax for creating and processing objects, structuring and reusing code.

8. Python Machine Learning: Kindle Edition

Do you want to learn Machine Learning with Python language? This book will help you to achieve your goals. Python Machine Learning book is available in Kindle edition and written by Sebastian Raschka.

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You can optimize your skills by reading this book in the world of machine learning and data visualization.

This book will teach you how you can insert a machine learning model in your web application and how you can build neural networks using Keras and Theano.

9. Programming Python

If you are intermediate and want to know more about databases, networking, front-end scripting layers, text processing then, Programming Python book will help you to explore these things in an exceptionally accessible style.

Programming Python will provide you the best tools and libraries that are widely using in the tech industry.

10. Python for Data Analysis

If you want to become a Data Analyst and want to analyze large sets of data using Python Programming Language then, this book is ready to become your friend.

This book is good for beginners who are not familiar with Python.


At the end of this article which python books are the favorite one of you and why let me know in the comments section. And please share your valuable feedback about this post that this post is good or should I improve more.

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