Dan Nagle, Scientific Programming
"... the book offers plenty of examples, very helpful explanations, and useful illustrations."
F.H. Wild III, Choice Magazine
"Downey successfully presents the programming language Python. The author provides details of Python in a cogent fashion, enabling a novice in programming to cover the material with relative ease. Downey succeeds in fulfilling his four goals, stated in the preface."
N. Chakrapani, reviews.com
"It is short and well written, it follows a very smooth progression, and its companion web Site is very good."
O. Lecarme, reviews.com
"a book that is nearly free from technical bugs; explains concepts in clear, readable prose; contains helpful illustrations; and integrates activities to engage its readers."
Max Hailperin, Computing in Science and Engineering