Python For Dummies

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Python is one of the most powerful, easy-to-read programminglanguages around, but it does have its limitations. This generalpurpose, high-level language that can be extended and embedded is asmart option for many programming problems, but a poor solution toothers.

Python For Dummies is the quick-and-easy guide to gettingthe most out of this robust program. This hands-on book will showyou everything you need to know about building programs, debuggingcode, and simplifying development, as well as defining what actionsit can perform. You’ll wrap yourself around all of itsadvanced features and become an expert Python user in no time. Thisguide 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 yourproductivity, Python For Dummies is the ultimate one-stopinformation guide. In a matter of minutes you’ll be familiarwith Python’s building blocks, strings, dictionaries, andsets; and be on your way to writing the program that you’vedreamed about!

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About the author

Stef Maruch got her hands on an original 128K Mac in 1984and has been writing about computers ever since. She has overfifteen years’ experience in instructional design, writing,and editing end-user computer manuals, including tutorials anduser’s guides for Apple Newton, HyperCard and HyperTalk, andDVD Studio Pro.

Aahz Maruch is a writer, trainer, and consultant who hasbeen using Python for more than seven years. He has been usingcomputers professionally for 20 years, and his background includesstints of high-end tech support, systems administration, andprogramming. Aahz is currently working as a programmer for acompany with a Web-based application.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
May 9, 2011
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Pages
432
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ISBN
9781118084847
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Programming / General
Computers / Software Development & Engineering / General
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