Michael Levitt on Twitter: “Need advice on good Python books & courses. Learned FORTRAN from the IBM FORTRAN II manual in 1967; learned C from Kernighan & Ritchie in 1980; learned Perl from my postdocs @MarkGerstein & St even Brenner in 1995; learned Excel from @john_walkenbach in 2010. Thanks🙏” / Twitter

August 27, 2021


This is a great educational thread! I’ll bookmark it & keep in mind some of the suggestions for my bioinformatics class, which has now moved completely to python.

In particular, I’d 2nd the recommendation for this tutorial
(http://docs.python.org/tutorial), https://tutorialspoint.com/python (from @RolandDunbrack) & the O’Reilly books (from @vajkaat & @Ceaza10).

One additional thing: if you like Perl & Excel, you’ll love GAS (Google apps script, https://developers.google.com/apps-script), which provides a way to program with standard Javascript on top of Google sheets.