Python programming tutorials

Sorry if this is a lame quesiton.

I know C / C++ fairly well and I would really like to learn Python. Does anyone have a suggestion on books / tutorials? In addition, how close to C is Python.

Thanks for your help!

~Equip14

Tutorials, docs and other goodies at www.python.org

If you have done some C++, Python is not at all scary.

http://www.diveintopython.org/ does a good job at showing the strengths of Python to an experienced programmer, coming from e.g. c or c++.

(python.org probably links to that too but just wanted to highlite, as found it a nice read and appropriate for this need)

~Toni

Thanks so much! I just bought a book and I am browsing those links.

~equip14

Here’s a good start right here in this forum:

https://blenderartists.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10650&highlight=

This is the list of links to python docs and tutorials.

Dive into python is good. I also like these columns by Mertz: http://gnosis.cx/publish/tech_index_cp.html

This Python Cookbook is very good. This site has the various recipes but not quite in the depth explanations of the cookbook: http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Python/Cookbook/