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UNIX and Perl to the Rescue --like book for Python?

by ndo (Initiate)
on Mar 16, 2015 at 16:00 UTC ( #1120193=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

ndo has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello world, Hello Monks, :D Today i was googling on how Perl and Unix are related. (Because kind of realised that Perl might be more related to Unix then Linux). And accidentally found this book: UNIX and Perl to the Rescue. By taking a look at reviews it sounds like something i was looking for. Kind of introductory Perl book. And that it also talks about Unix, seems also interesting to me. Ofc i havent read the book yet. But i might, most probably. So it remains to be seen what it is. So, since i also want to look at some Python introduction. I was wondering can anyone suggest some similar book for Python? I wonder if you can compare it with this book: Programming the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started With Python. p.s. Since i dont know of any Python Monks, and the question is also Perl related. I decided asking it here would be somewhat appropriate. Tyvm, ndo
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Re: UNIX and Perl to the Rescue --like book for Python?
by ww (Archbishop) on Mar 16, 2015 at 22:32 UTC

    Probably a better idea: a book focused on Perl itself; namely Learning Perl ( AKA "The Camel" and(brainfog! See first reply, below and TY AppleFritter) widely regarded as the gold standard for those introducing themselves to Perl) rather than a text diluted by OS info/restrictions.

    You might also consider free-and-open educational (college and U) sites which offer tutorials; and would likely profit by simply using your favor search engine with the terms "Perl Tutorial" or "Perl primer" or something similar.

    For *nix, there are many books; enormous amounts on online info; and, likely, local or regional schools that will also do better by you than a mashed up into to *nix (of whatever flavor) and a programming language. Disclaimer: I know nothing about the book you initially cite, positive or negative... but I am confident that Learning Perl would serve you well.

    For Python advice, suggest you address your question to the appropriate Stack Overflow realm or seek out a site focused on Python.

      namely Learning Perl (AKA "The Camel" and widely regarded as the gold standard for those introducing themselves to Perl)

      If you'll allow me to pick a small nit: Learning Perl is the Llama; the Camel is, of course, Programming Perl.

      This account was most probably only created for trolling ... better just ignore him.

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)

      PS: Je suis Charlie!

        You know you could have messaged that so that we can see for ourselves if its really a troll ... you call troll way too much LanX
Re: UNIX and Perl to the Rescue --like book for Python?
by MonkOfAnotherSect (Sexton) on Mar 18, 2015 at 05:40 UTC
    (Edit: As requested, posting here instead of my scratchpad)

    On the somewhat charitable assumption that no trolling was intended, here's some Python FAQs for Perlmonks (well, they're more IQA than anything). Please feel free to refer folks as required.

    Python FAQs for Perlmonks

  • (With few exceptions that also involve Perl) Perlmonks is not the place for Python questions.
  • There is no direct Python equivalent to Perlmonks.
  • Google Is Your Friend.
  • The best location for general Python-related questions is either python-list, aka USENET's comp.lang.python (for basic-advanced questions), the python-tutor mailing list for novice questions, or reddit's learnpython.
  • No, Really. Google Is Your Friend.
  • (Personally) the best book for someone coming from another language is the Python Cookbook. It's totally different from the Perl Cookbook, though.
  • The very moribund PLEAC translates much of the Perl Cookbook v1's code into various languages, including Python.
  • There's lots of other resources. Try python.org. Don't try the NSFW python.com.

  • The actual questions are left as an exercise for the reader...

    Cheers, -T.

      Please post the substance of your answers inside the thread. There's less chance a reply node will disappear or become unreachable or be changed than that any of those may happen to wisdom recorded only in your pad.

      Please, use [pad://] to link to your scratchpad, so we don't get logget out when trying to reach it.
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      pleac i find actually fascinating, and the fact that there is also groovy and its 100% :D not that i understand/or looked at much of that code yet. but one day.. step at a time :)
Re: UNIX and Perl to the Rescue --like book for Python?
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 17, 2015 at 03:35 UTC

      Piled higher (&) Deeper authorship is no guarantee of quality content.

      :-)  

      Quite seriously, tho, if you can tell me the PhD author is a bioinformatics practitioner with a some serious CS and Perl background, I'd take citing the authorship more seriously. But merely citing degrees is NOT a recommendation, per se. Try "Learning Perl" -- at least for a start.

        Piled higher (&) Deeper authorship is no guarantee of quality content. :-) Quite seriously, tho, if you can tell me the PhD author is a bioinformatics practitioner with a some serious CS and Perl background, I'd take citing the authorship more seriously. But merely citing degrees is NOT a recommendation, per se. Try "Learning Perl" -- at least for a start.

        ww, you can't learn python from "Learning Perl" and "Learning Perl" doesn't touch upon biology

        Have you even looked at the freely available primer that is the inspiration for this book? Its pretty good

      Hi again people, :) Thank you for this response, its much better then accusing me of trolling. :D I actually already even also had a tought in this direction. But after looking around a bit it looks to me that "Python for Unix and Linux System Administration" might be closest to the answer. Because of my interest in OSs growing into interest in Scripting/interpreted/memory managed langs. Also nice to know about Lama. Cuz 1000 pages scare me somewhat. Since to conquer it i will have to take same dedicated approach like with a with Bible, and it will surely also take a year or so, if not even more. p.s. Actually, if i think about it. It might look indeed that im trolling. Because it seems i like to ask some controversial questions. :D Like about Python on a Perl forum right. Who even does such a thing.. :) hf guys, cu

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