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Python Without Fear

Python Without Fear

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  • Copyright 2018
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 512
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-468826-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-468826-8

Learning Python Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult!

Have you ever wanted to learn programming? Have you ever wanted to learn the flexible, easy Python language behind many of today’s best web, data analytics, and scientific applications? Whether you’re new to programming or moving from another language, Python Without Fear will quickly make you productive with Python!

Brian Overland has earned rave reviews for his unique approach to teaching programming. He starts with short, simple examples you can easily enter and run. Within a couple of chapters, you’ll be creating useful utilities, playing games, and solving puzzles. Everything is simplified to its essentials, patiently explained, and clearly illustrated with practical examples and exercises that help you make progress quickly.

Overland reveals the “whys” and “tricks” behind each Python language feature. And you’ll never get bogged down in complex or pointless examples: He keeps you 100% focused on learning what works and what matters—while having fun!

  • Covers installing and using the newest Python 3.x versions, and shows how to adapt your code for older versions
  • Teaches with puzzles, games, and relevant exercises
  • Offers more “why” and “how-to” coverage—reveals how Python works “under the covers,” so you can avoid time-consuming mistakes
  • Takes you from basic scripting to advanced objects and data management
  • Contains an expanded reference section for all your day-to-day programming
  • Well-designed for programmers who’ve previously used C, C++, Visual Basic, or Java

Whether you want to learn Python programming for pleasure or you’re considering a career in programming, this book is an outstanding choice.

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Table of Contents



About the Author

Chapter 1: Meet the Python

Chapter 2: A Python Safari: Numbers

Chapter 3: Your First Programs

Chapter 4: Decisions and Looping

Chapter 5: Python Lists

Chapter 6: List Comprehension and Enumeration

Chapter 7: Python Strings

Chapter 8: Single-Character Ops

Chapter 9: Advanced Function Techniques

Chapter 10: Local and Global Variables

Chapter 11: File Ops

Chapter 12: Dictionaries and Sets

Chapter 13: Matrixes: 2-D Lists

Chapter 14: Winning at Tic-Tac-Toe

Chapter 15: Classes and Objects I

Chapter 16: Classes and Objects II

Chapter 17: Conway’s Game of Life

Chapter 18: Advanced Pythonic Techniques

Appendix A: Python Operator Precedence Table

Appendix B: Summary of Most Important Formatting Rules for Python 3.0

Appendix C: Glossary



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