Learning Python

Learning Python

Book - 1999
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Learning Python is an introduction to the increasingly popular Python programming language. Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented scripting language. Python is growing in popularity because:

It is available on all important platforms: Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, Linux, all major UNIX platforms, MacOS, and even the BeOS. It is open-source software, copyrighted but freely available for use, even in commercial applications. Its clean object-oriented interface makes it a valuable prototyping tool for C++ programmers. It works well with all popular windowing toolkits, including MFC, Tk, Mac, X11, and Motif. Learning Python is written by Mark Lutz, author of Programming Python and Python Pocket Reference ; and David Ascher, a vision scientist and Python user.This book starts with a thorough introduction to the elements of Python: types, operators, statements, classes, functions, modules, and exceptions. By reading the first part of the book, the reader will be able to understand and construct programs in the Python language. In the second part of the book, the authors present more advanced information, demonstrating how Python performs common tasks and presenting real applications and the libraries available for those applications.All the examples use the Python interpreter, so the reader can type them in and get instant feedback. Each chapter ends with a series of exercises. Solutions to the exercises are in an appendix.
Publisher: Beijing : O'Reilly & Associates, c1999.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781565924642
Branch Call Number: 005.133 Pytho -L 3701 1
Characteristics: xvi, 366 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Ascher, David
Alternative Title: Python


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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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