Python for Dummies
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/14/2006
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|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|
|So This String Walks into a Bar|
|Counting Your Way to Fun and Profit|
|Processing Lists and Tuples|
|Diving into Dictionaries|
|Staying in Control|
|Fun with Functions|
|Building Applications with Modules and Packages|
|Introducing New-Style Classes|
|Tackling Some Advanced Features|
|Using Python's Primary Services|
|Digging into Disk Data|
|Accessing the Internet|
|The Part of Tens|
|Ten Critical Python Idioms|
|Ten Great Resources|
|Getting and Installing Python|
|Python Version Differences|