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Practice of Computing Using Python / Edition 2
     

Practice of Computing Using Python / Edition 2

by William F. Punch
 

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ISBN-10: 013280557X

ISBN-13: 2900132805574

Pub. Date: 02/29/2012

Publisher: Pearson

For courses in Python Programming

Introduces Python programming with an emphasis on problem-solving

Now in its Third Edition, Practice of Computing Using Python continues to effectively introduce readers to computational thinking using Python, with a strong emphasis on problem solving through computer science. The

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For courses in Python Programming

Introduces Python programming with an emphasis on problem-solving

Now in its Third Edition, Practice of Computing Using Python continues to effectively introduce readers to computational thinking using Python, with a strong emphasis on problem solving through computer science. The authors have chosen Python for its simplicity, powerful built-in data structures, advanced control constructs, and practicality. The text is built from the ground up for Python programming, rather than having been translated from Java or C++.

Focusing on data manipulation and analysis as a theme, the text allows readers to work on real problems using Internet-sourced or self-generated data sets that represent their own work and interests. The authors also emphasize program development and provide readers of all backgrounds with a practical foundation in programming that suit their needs. Among other changes, the Third Edition incorporates a switch to the Anaconda distribution, the SPYDER IDE, and a focus on debugging and GUIs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900132805574
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
792

Table of Contents

I. Thinking About Computing

0. The Study of Computer Science

II. Starting to Program

1. Beginnings

2. Control
3. Algorithms and Program Development

III. Data Structures and Functions

4. Working with Strings

5. Functions-QuickStart

6. Files and Exceptions I

7. Lists and Tuples

8. More on Functions

9. Dictionaries and Sets

10. More Program Development

IV. Classes, making your own Data Structure and Algorithms

12. More on Classes

13. Program Development with Classes

V. Being a better programmer

14. Files and Exceptions II

15. Recursion: Another Control Mechanism

16. Other Fun Stuff with Python

17. The End, or Perhaps the Beginning

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