NEW NEW NEW a collection of resources for the final project
The official python web site is at www.python.org. You can download python from this site and you will find links to the documentation.
A nice free introductory textbook about programming with python is Think Python: An Introduction to Software Design.
The CS department has a subscription to the safari online library. If you go to my.safaribooksonline.com (using some computer on campus) and click on the "Library" link in the top left corner, you see a list of books which are fully accessible online. Recommended Python books on this list are:
- Python: Visual QuickStart Guide
- Learning Python
- Programming Python
- Python in a Nutshell
- Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner
Pygame's web site is at www.pygame.org. You can download pygame from this site and there is a link to the documentation.
Some additional explanation of pygame can be found in the book Game Programming with Python, Lua, and Ruby in our safari library.
Go here to sign up for or log on to CodeLab. Small batches of CodeLab exercises will be due every few days. I will announce them in class and also put a note into the schedule.