Python

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Master Python?the versatile cross-platform development language. This complete reference contains distinct sections,each concentrating on a core angle of the language,including applying the Python libraries,application development,and Web and cross-platform development. This is an ideal resource for any programmer migrating from another language.

The Most Authoritative Volume Available on Python Explore all aspects of programming with Python in this comprehensive resource. ...

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Overview

Master Python—the versatile cross-platform development language. This complete reference contains distinct sections,each concentrating on a core angle of the language,including applying the Python libraries,application development,and Web and cross-platform development. This is an ideal resource for any programmer migrating from another language.

The Most Authoritative Volume Available on Python Explore all aspects of programming with Python in this comprehensive resource. Expert programmer Martin Brown guides you through the fundamentals of using modules through the use of advanced object orientation classes. You'll learn how to develop complex applications,create multimedia software,and develop interactive Web sites. While written with the experienced programmer in mind,Python: The Complete Reference is an invaluable sourcebook for the beginning programmer as well. This book also covers how to utilize Python's extensive libraries,including tools for reading and parsing SGML,HTML,and XML files.

  • Master programming in the Python language
  • Discover how modules are written and imported into your scripts
  • Use Python's extensive libraries for information processing,file system manipulation,data management,network communication,multimedia,and more
  • Apply Python as a RAD tool for rapid application development
  • Understand specialized instructions for programmers of Perl and other languages
  • Work with SGML,HTML,and XML for advanced Web applications
  • Build GUI-based applications using the Tk interface
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072127188
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/OsborneMedia
  • Publication date: 9/21/2001
  • Pages: 724
  • Product dimensions: 1.47 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I Fundamentals of the Language
1 Introducing Python 3
2 Python Fundamentals 19
3 Components of a Python Program 33
4 Functions 81
5 Modules 101
6 Object Orientation 113
7 Exceptions and Error Trapping 125
Pt. II Applying the Python Libraries
8 Python's Built-In Functions 149
9 Interfacing to the OS 169
10 Processing Information 207
11 Working with Files 257
12 Data Management and Storage 277
13 Communicating over a Network 289
14 Using Python for Multimedia 329
15 Interface Building with Tk 351
Pt. III Application Development
16 Using Python as a RAD Tool 395
17 Application Development with Python 405
18 Distributing Python Modules 421
Pt. IV Web Development
19 Web Development Basics 427
20 Standard Markup Language Processing 453
21 Other Python Web Tools 471
Pt. V Cross-platform Development
22 Paths to Cross-platform Development 487
Pt. VI Inside Python
23 The Python Architecture 503
24 Debugging and Tuning 533
25 Documenting and Documentation 567
26 Extending Python 581
27 Embedding Python 611
A Python Library Guide 631
B Python Resources 659
Index 667
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