This book provides an intruduction to the python programming language.
Phython is a popular programming language used for both standalone programs and scripting applications in a wide variety of domains.
Its is free, portable, powerful and ramarkably easy to use.
there are no absolute prerequisites to speak of realy.
Both true beginner and crusty programming veterans have used this book successfully.
if you are motivated to learn python this text will probably work for you.
in general though ,i have found that any exposure to programming or scripting before this book can be helpful , even if not required for every reader.
this book is designes to be an intoductory-level phyton text for programmers.
it may no be an ideal text for someone who has never touched a compter before(for instance, we're not going to spend many time exploring what a computer is)
,but I haven't made many assumptions about your programming background or education.
On the other hand, I won't insult readers by assuming they are "dummies" either,whatever that means-it's easy to do useful things in python, and this book will show you how.
The text ocasionally contrasts python whit languges such as C, C++, java,and pascal, but you can safely ignore these comparisons if you haven't used such languages in the past.