Python for Everybody
These *.mkd files are now the master files for the book (i.e. I will not run the conversion any more).
To produce the PDF of the book, you will need to install LaTeX on your system. For Debian-derived (Ubuntu, Mint, etc.) Linux:
sudo apt-get install texlive-full sudo apt-get install pandoc
To produce the book run
bash book.sh is in the file
Note that the build scripts require Python 2
Alternate Build Scripts
In addition to the official
book.sh1, there are other build scripts that make
alternate versions of the book.
htmlbook.shwill make an html verion of the book, with interactive examples embedded in trinkets. These files are in
books/htmlif you want to download or view them.
zipbook.shwill make two html versions of the book with Trinket branding, one with interactive examples (that require an internet connection to work) and one with syntax highlighted code blocks for completely offline viewing. A zip containing these is at
/book/zips/pfe.zipif you'd just like to download it.
trinketbook.shwill make the nunjucks template that we use to host the book at books.trinket.io. This is likely not of use to you unless you're looking for an example of how to get the book source into your own templating language. If you'd like to see the output of this script it's in
If you'd like to make your own build script, you can use these as examples. If your build script might have use to others, consider contributing it in a pull request. Note that each build script plays nicely with the others and the represent parallel workflows. Please don't alter any of the python scripts that are used by another script if you intend on contributing a new script.
book.sh script will generate the
x.mobi file is KindleGen is in the path:
curl -O http://kindlegen.s3.amazonaws.com/kindlegen_linux_2.6_i386_v2_9.tar.gz tar xfv kindlegen_linux_2.6_i386_v2_9.tar.gz cp kindlegen /usr/local/bin
If you want to contribute, feel free to fork the pythonlearn repository and send me pull requests.
We can also use the issue tracker to coordinate if that helps.