Learning Python

Learning Python

Book - 2013
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Get a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the core Python language with this hands-on book. Based on author Mark Lutz's popular training course, this updated fifth edition will help you quickly write efficient, high-quality code with Python. It's an ideal way to begin, whether you're new to programming or a professional developer versed in other languages.

Complete with quizzes, exercises, and helpful illustrations, this easy-to-follow, self-paced tutorial gets you started with both Python 2.7 and 3.3-- the latest releases in the 3.X and 2.X lines--plus all other releases in common use today. You'll also learn some advanced language features that recently have become more common in Python code.

Explore Python's major built-in object types such as numbers, lists, and dictionaries Create and process objects with Python statements, and learn Python's general syntax model Use functions to avoid code redundancy and package code for reuse Organize statements, functions, and other tools into larger components with modules Dive into classes: Python's object-oriented programming tool for structuring code Write large programs with Python's exception-handling model and development tools Learn advanced Python tools, including decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, and Unicode processing
Publisher: Sebastopol, CA :, O'Reilly,, [2013]
Edition: Fifth edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781449355739
Branch Call Number: 005.133 Pytho-L 2013
Characteristics: li, 1590 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Jan 06, 2019

Verbose. Or, extremely verbose. Or, more verbose than extremely verbose. Some useful info may be buried here, perhaps in the depths of the verbiage.

Sep 02, 2017

Seems like a good book, but diifcult to handle. Too big to be easily useful. Would be better if split into 3 or 4 volumes.

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