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Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner

ISBN-10: 1598631128
ISBN-13: 9781598631128
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Michael Dawson
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Description: Ready to learn Python programming? Are you new to programming with Python? Do you need a solid introduction to the fundamental concepts? You?ve found it in "Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner, Second Edition," the updated version of the  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 11/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Ready to learn Python programming? Are you new to programming with Python? Do you need a solid introduction to the fundamental concepts? You?ve found it in "Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner, Second Edition," the updated version of the successful "Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner." As part of the for the absolute beginner? series developed by computer science instructors exclusively for Thomson Course Technology PTR, this book will teach you the basics of Python programming through simple game creation. You can then take the skills you learn and use them for more practical Python programming applications and real-world programming scenarios. Better still, by the time you finish this book you will be able to apply the basic principles you?ve learned to the next programming language you tackle. Create simple, fun games while you learn to program with Python.

Introduction
Getting Started: The Game Over Program
Types, Variables, and Simple I/O: The Useless Trivia Program
Branching, while Loops, and Program Planning: The Guess My Number Game
for Loops, Strings, and Tuples: The Word Jumble Game
Lists and Dictionaries: The Hangman Game
Functions
Files and Exceptions: The Trivia Challenge Game
Software Objects: The Critter Caretaker Program
Object-Oriented Programming: The Blackjack Game
GUI Development: The Mad Lib Program
Graphics: The Pizza Panic Game
Sound, Animation, and Program Development: The Astrocrash Game
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