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Learn Python 3 the Hard Way

A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code

Zed Shaw has perfected the world's best system for learning Python 3. Follow it and you will succeed—just like the millions of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else. In Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, you'll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. As you do, you'll learn how a computer works; what good programs look like; and how to read, write, and think about code.

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Popular trainers and instructors, Paul and Harvey Deitel, walk you through the Classes, Objects, Methods, and Strings in Java 9.

Communications director of the Python Software Foundation, Doug Hellman, covers covers two modules in Python related to memory management.

Learn about the Dictionary data structure in Python.

Work through an exercise that demonstrates how Python functions and files can work together to make useful stuff.

Data Scientist Jared Lander discusses how combining multiple datasets, whether by stacking or joining, is commonly necessary as is changing the shape of data.

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