Since writing and publishing Python for Biologists I occasionally get email from folks who found the books useful, and want to pass them on to non-scientist friends. This is, of course, very gratifying to hear, but the problem is that the examples and exercises won’t make much sense to anyone without a biology background.
With this in mind, here’s my first programming book for non-scientists:
As the title suggests it’s suitable for anyone just getting started with programming, and assumes no background in biology or even science. The only thing it shares with Python for Biologists is some of the text and a friendly, approachable style. If you have friends outside biology who are interested in programming, please send them along!