This week I’ll be teaching beginning Python at a Software Carpentry bootcamp in Toronto and I’m planning to leave the students with my most frequently visited Python links. This is strictly core Python, no third-party packages.
- Main Documentation Page
- Global Module Index
- Built-in modules like os, sys, datetime, etc.
- Built-in Functions
- Built-in, always available functions like open, enumerate, zip, range, etc.
- String Formatting
- The lowdown on string formatting
What are your most visited core Python references?
- Prasanth suggests Doug Hellmann’s Python Module of the Week. Doug covers most of the modules in the Python standard library with nice descriptions and examples.