Beginning programming with Python® for dummies / by John Paul Mueller
Book | John Wiley & Sons. | 2018 | 2nd edition.
Available at Gateway-Racine Campus New Books Display (QA 76.73 P9.8 M8.39 2018)

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Edition
2nd edition.
Description
xii, 392 pages : illustrations 24 cm.
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Includes index.
Contents
Introduction
Part 1: Getting Started with Python
CHAPTER 1: Talking to Your Computer
CHAPTER 2: Getting Your Own Copy of Python
CHAPTER 3: Interacting with Python
CHAPTER 4: Writing Your First Application
CHAPTER 5: Working with Anaconda
Part 2: Talking the Talk
CHAPTER 6: Storing and Modifying Information
CHAPTER 7: Managing information
CHAPTER 8: Makng Decisions
CHAPTER 9: Performing Repetitive Tasks
CHAPTER 10: Dealing with Errors
Part 3: Performing Common Tasks
CHAPTER 11: Interacting with Packages
CHAPTER 12: Working with Strings
CHAPTER 13: Managing Lists
CHAPTER 14: Collecting All Sorts of Data
CHAPTER 15: Creating and Using Classes
Book 4: Performing Advanced Tasks
CHAPTER 16: Storing Data in Files
CHAPTER 17: Sending an Email
Part 5: The Part of Tens
CHAPTER 18: Ten Amazing Programming Resources
CHAPTER 19: Ten Ways to Make a Living with Python
CHAPTER 20: Ten Tools That Enhance Your Python Experience
CHAPTER 21: Ten (Plus) Libraries You Need to Know About
Summary
Python is an example of a language that does everything right within the domain of things that it's designed to do. This isn't just me saying it, either: Programmers have voted by using Python enough that it's now the fifth-ranked language in the world. The amazing thing about Python is that you really can write an applicaton on one platform and use it on every other platform that you need to support. In contrast to other programming languages that promised to proved platform independence, Python really does make that independence possible. In this case, the promise is as good as the result you get. Python emphasizes code readability and a concise syntax lets you write applications using fewer lines of code than other programming languages require. You can also use a coding style that meets your needs, given that Python supports the functional, imperative, object-oriented, and procedural coding styles. In addition, because of the way Python works, you find it used in all sorts of fields that are filled with nonprogrammers. 'Beginning Programming with Python for Dummies', 2nd Edition is designed to help everyone, including nonprogrammers, get up and running with Python quickly. Some people view Python as a scripted language, but it really is so much more. However, Python it does lend itself to educational and other uses for which other programming languages can fall short. In fact, this book uses Jupypter Notebook for examples, which relies on the highly readable literate programming paradigm advanced by Standford computer scientist Donald Knuth. Your examples end up looking like highly readable reports that almost anyone can understand with ease. - from Introduction
28.00 DPWEB (31-152-6) (10-152-4)
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