A really easy-to-read tutorial, with nice fonts and colors, is (at a fast mirror site): http://www.ibiblio.org/g2swap/byteofpython/read/index.html But really, you just need to read Appendix B of "The Ruby Way". It has a great one-to-one table. Then, just learn list comprehensions, the best part of Python. Also, learn the "itertools" module, for functional programming. If you have time, install "IPython", a really, really great interactive shell. The regular shell is better than irb (as long as you have readline working) but IPython is so incredibly productive that it's worth the effort to install. And if you want slick docs, use epydoc, rather than the standard pydoc. The mark-up syntax is similar to JavaDoc.
on 2006-03-02 04:24