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Learning Python / Edition 5

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by Mark Lutz
 

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ISBN-10: 1449355730

ISBN-13: 9781449355739

Pub. Date: 07/03/2013

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449355739
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/03/2013
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
1540
Sales rank:
87,092
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.80(d)

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Getting Started
    • Chapter 1: A Python Q&A Session
    • Chapter 2: How Python Runs Programs
    • Chapter 3: How You Run Programs


  • Types and Operations
    • Chapter 4: Introducing Python Object Types
    • Chapter 5: Numeric Types
    • Chapter 6: The Dynamic Typing Interlude
    • Chapter 7: String Fundamentals
    • Chapter 8: Lists and Dictionaries
    • Chapter 9: Tuples, Files, and Everything Else


  • Statements and Syntax
    • Chapter 10: Introducing Python Statements
    • Chapter 11: Assignments, Expressions, and Prints
    • Chapter 12: if Tests and Syntax Rules
    • Chapter 13: while and for Loops
    • Chapter 14: Iterations and Comprehensions
    • Chapter 15: The Documentation Interlude


  • Functions and Generators
    • Chapter 16: Function Basics
    • Chapter 17: Scopes
    • Chapter 18: Arguments
    • Chapter 19: Advanced Function Topics
    • Chapter 20: Comprehensions and Generations
    • Chapter 21: The Benchmarking Interlude


  • Modules and Packages
    • Chapter 22: Modules: The Big Picture
    • Chapter 23: Module Coding Basics
    • Chapter 24: Module Packages
    • Chapter 25: Advanced Module Topics


  • Classes and OOP
    • Chapter 26: OOP: The Big Picture
    • Chapter 27: Class Coding Basics
    • Chapter 28: A More Realistic Example
    • Chapter 29: Class Coding Details
    • Chapter 30: Operator Overloading
    • Chapter 31: Designing with Classes
    • Chapter 32: Advanced Class Topics


  • Exceptions and Tools
    • Chapter 33: Exception Basics
    • Chapter 34: Exception Coding Details
    • Chapter 35: Exception Objects
    • Chapter 36: Designing with Exceptions


  • Advanced Topics
    • Chapter 37: Unicode and Byte Strings
    • Chapter 38: Managed Attributes
    • Chapter 39: Decorators
    • Chapter 40: Metaclasses
    • Chapter 41: All Good Things


  • Appendixes
    • Installation and Configuration
    • The Python 3.3 Windows Launcher
    • Python Changes and This Book
    • Solutions to End-of-Part Exercises


  • Colophon

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Learning Python 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sample gives no understanding of how this book will be teaching the language and is just about the history of python, its uses and the authors view on 2.x vs 3.x. Hard to tell what this book will be like as it gets very mixed reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even the sample is very good.The very very good book for beginner.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never give up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent for beginner but still worthwhile for more advanced python programmer
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