Python For Dummies
Stef Maruch & Aahz Maruch
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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 syntaxDocument, design, and debug programsWork with strings like a proDirect a program with control structuresIntegrate integers, complex numbers, and modulesBuild lists, stacks, and queuesCreate an organized dictionaryHandle functions, data, and namespaceConstruct applications with modules and packagesCall, create, extend, and override classesAccess the Internet to enhance your libraryUnderstand 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!
This guide was written before python 3.0, so it is outdated. Any syntax errors encountered should be checked against the help() function, not this book.