Python on Mac OS X

Dear esteemed and wise blog readers,

I aim to learn the computer language Python while in Beirut for the winter. What Mac OS X Python IDE do you recommend? I am using the new IDE  called PyCharm which I like because it works almost exactly like IntelliJ IDEA, my favourite Java IDE. But I want to make sure this is as good as it gets.

What book or resource do you recommend for learning? I’m using the free Python tutorial. Which is okay but I prefer dead trees for this type of thing.

Best regards,