Where The Rants Go. By Zed A.
Shaw I've had it. Dive Into Python is one of the worst books for learning Python and it must die.
It was originally designed to provide a python based environment similiar to Matlab for scientists and engineers when used together with the numpy, scipy and matplotlib python packages. However it can also be used as a general purpose interactive python environment especially for interactive gui programming. It is built around a Tool plugin system (with core tools providing a console window and simple python source editor, path managerment, namespace browser and more).
Python - GTK GUI - Tutorial #1 - Base Window.
Matplotlib: python plotting. Recipe languages.