Starting Out with Python

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback w/CD
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
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InStarting Out with Python reg; ,Tony Gaddisrs" evenly paced, accessible coverage introduces readers to the basics of programming and prepares them to transition into more complicated languages. Python, an easy-to-learn and increasingly popular object-oriented language, allows readers to become comfortable with the fundamentals of programming without the troublesome syntax that can be challenging for novices. With the knowledge acquired using Python, readers gain confidence in their skills and learn to recognize the logic behind developing high-quality programs.Programming Fundamentals:Introduction to Computers and Programming; Input, Processing, and Output; Simple Functions; Decision Structures and Boolean Logic; Repetition Structures; Value-Returning Functions and Modules.Using Objects to Perform Tasks:Files and Exceptions; Working with Strings, Lists, and Dictionaries.Object-Oriented Programming:Classes and Object-Oriented Programming; Inheritance.Advanced Topics:Recursion; GUI Programming.For all readers interested in introductory programming.

Table of Contents

Programming Fundamentals
Introduction to Computers and Programming
Input, Processing, and Output
Simple Functions
Decision Structures and Boolean Logic
Repetition Structures
Value-Returning Functions and Modules
Using Objects to Perform Tasks
Files and Exceptions
Working with Strings, Lists, and Dictionaries
Object-Oriented Programming
Classes and Object-Oriented Programming
Advanced Topics
GUI Programming
Installing Python
Introduction to IDLE
The ASCII Character Set
Answers to Checkpoint Questions
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