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Python Cookbook

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If you need help writing programs in Python 3, or want to update older Python 2 code, this book is just the ticket. Packed with practical recipes written and tested with Python 3.3, this unique cookbook is for experienced Python programmers who want to focus on modern tools and idioms.

Inside, you’ll find complete recipes for more than a dozen topics, covering the core Python language as well as tasks common to a wide variety of application domains. Each recipe contains code ...

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Overview

If you need help writing programs in Python 3, or want to update older Python 2 code, this book is just the ticket. Packed with practical recipes written and tested with Python 3.3, this unique cookbook is for experienced Python programmers who want to focus on modern tools and idioms.

Inside, you’ll find complete recipes for more than a dozen topics, covering the core Python language as well as tasks common to a wide variety of application domains. Each recipe contains code samples you can use in your projects right away, along with a discussion about how and why the solution works.

Topics include:

  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Strings and Text
  • Numbers, Dates, and Times
  • Iterators and Generators
  • Files and I/O
  • Data Encoding and Processing
  • Functions
  • Classes and Objects
  • Metaprogramming
  • Modules and Packages
  • Network and Web Programming
  • Concurrency
  • Utility Scripting and System Administration
  • Testing, Debugging, and Exceptions
  • C Extensions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449340377
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/30/2013
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 706
  • Sales rank: 140,821
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

David Beazley is an independent software developer and book author living in the city of Chicago. He primarily works on programming tools, provide custom software development, and teach practical programming courses for software developers, scientists, and engineers. He is best known for his work with the Python programming language, for which he has created several open-source packages (e.g., Swig and PLY) and authored the acclaimed Python Essential Reference. He also has significant experience with systems programming in C, C++, and assembly language.

Brian K. Jones is a system administrator in the department of computer science at Princeton University.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Data Structures and Algorithms

Chapter 2: Strings and Text

Chapter 3: Numbers, Dates, and Times

Chapter 4: Iterators and Generators

Chapter 5: Files and I/O

Chapter 6: Data Encoding and Processing

Chapter 7: Functions

Chapter 8: Classes and Objects

Chapter 9: Metaprogramming

Chapter 10: Modules and Packages

Chapter 11: Network and Web Programming

Chapter 12: Concurrency

Chapter 13: Utility Scripting and System Administration

Chapter 14: Testing, Debugging, and Exceptions

Chapter 15: C Extensions

Further Reading

Index

Colophon

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