Best Resources for Learning Python

Discussion created by rfairhur24 on Nov 23, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 30, 2010 by Riverside
I was waiting for the Python forum to appear to start this post.  I would like to know what resources users of Python think are the best to learn what Python can do, both online and publications.

I don't particularly care for the style of help at Python.org, since I find that it uses too much Python specific jargon and provides too few examples that illustrate how to use the code (probably great for developers of the Python code base, but not necessarily for end users like me).  I like code examples, because they are easy to rip off to get started on my own ideas and also help me understand how to connect things together better.

So where is the best place to go looking for that kind of help?  The forums (and hopefully specifically this forum) will probably be the best for ArcGIS specific Python coding, but until this forum gets fully up to speed are there links to the best ESRI help topics on Python or previous Forum discussions on Python that are noteworthy for giving good advice on Python coding practices?  Thanks for your suggestions.