Python for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0471778648

ISBN-13: 9780471778646

Edition: 2006

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Python is one of the most powerful, easy-to-read programming languages around, but it does have its limitations. This general purpose, high-level language that can be extended and embedded is a smart option for many programming problems, but a poor solution to others. "Python For Dummies" is the quick-and-easy guide to getting the most out of this robust program. This hands-on book will show you everything you need to know about building programs, debugging code, and simplifying development, as well as defining what actions it can perform. You'll wrap yourself around all of its advanced features and become an expert Python user in no time. This guide gives you the tools you need to: Master basic elements and syntax Document, design, and debug programs Work with strings like a pro Direct a program with control structures Integrate integers, complex numbers, and modules Build lists, stacks, and queues Create an organized dictionary Handle functions, data, and namespace Construct applications with modules and packages Call, create, extend, and override classes Access the Internet to enhance your library Understand the new features of Python 2.5 Packed with critical idioms and great resources to maximize your productivity, "Python For Dummies" is the ultimate one-stop information guide. In a matter of minutes you'll be familiar with Python's building blocks, strings, dictionaries, and sets; and be on your way to writing the program that you've dreamed about!
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386

Introduction
Getting Started
Introducing Python
Getting Your Hands on the Keyboard: Using Help, Interactive Mode, and IDLE
Basic Elements and Syntax
Grand Tour of the Python Language
Working Like a Programmer
Building Blocks
So This String Walks into a Bar
Counting Your Way to Fun and Profit
Processing Lists and Tuples
Diving into Dictionaries
Structures
Staying in Control
Fun with Functions
Building Applications with Modules and Packages
Getting Classy
Introducing New-Style Classes
Feeling Exceptional
Tackling Some Advanced Features
Libraries
Using Python's Primary Services
Processing Text
Digging into Disk Data
Accessing the Internet
The Part of Tens
Ten Critical Python Idioms
Ten Great Resources
Appendixes
Getting and Installing Python
Python Version Differences
Index
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