Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner / Edition 3

Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner / Edition 3

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by Michael Dawson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1435455002

ISBN-13: 9781435455009

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Description

If you are new to programming with Python and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. Developed by computer science instructors, books in the for the absolute beginner series teach the principles of programming through simple game creation. You will acquire the skills that you need for more practical Python…  See more details below

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Description

If you are new to programming with Python and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. Developed by computer science instructors, books in the for the absolute beginner series teach the principles of programming through simple game creation. You will acquire the skills that you need for more practical Python programming applications and you will learn how these skills can be put to use in real- world scenarios. Best of all, by the time you finish this book you will be able to apply the basic principles you’ve learned to the next programming language you tackle.

Features

· Fun approach to a difficult topic
· Readers will create games with Python as they learn the fundamentals of this programming language
· The CD will include games that readers can cut and paste into their own Web site
· The author provides challenges at the end of chapters to push readers to program on their own

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435455009
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
for the Absolute Beginner Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
79,388
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
· Chapter 1 - Getting Started: The Game Over Program
· Chapter 2 - Types, Variables, and Simple I/O: The Useless Trivia Program
· Chapter 3 - Branching, while Loops, and Program Planning: The Guess My Number Game
· Chapter 4 - for Loops, Strings, and Tuples: The Word Jumble Game
· Chapter 5 - Lists and Dictionaries: The Hangman Game
· Chapter 6 - Functions
· Chapter 7 - Files and Exceptions: The Trivia Challenge Game
· Chapter 8 - Software Objects: The Critter Caretaker Program
· Chapter 9 - Object-Oriented Programming: The Blackjack Game
· Chapter 10 - GUI Development: The Mad Lib Program
· Chapter 11 - Graphics: The Pizza Panic Game
· Chapter 12 - Sound, Animation, and Program Development: The Astrocrash Game
· Appendix A - livewires Reference

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Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
ErikWA More than 1 year ago
I tried an online course and another book first. I am so glad I bought this book. It is very well written and enjoyable to read. It explains things simply and understandably. The course and the other book were a complete waste of time.
Sarah56 More than 1 year ago
I am taking a Python class at the community college and the text book we use is a little difficult to understand and a few days before I took my midterm exam, I bought this as a nook book. I got a 100% on the multiple choice and 45/50 on the coding, thanks to this book. It helped more for the coding, which I wasn't doing so well. Now, I am hoping to go back to previous assignments and improve on them. This book has a lot of example coding and explains line-by-line what the coding is and what it does. It's that simple. I call myself a "print kind of girl" and recently bought the paperback too. If you want to learn Python and have no idea which book to use, this is the book for you. (I am also hoping to submit the interesting programs I used from this book--and added to them--as extra credit for my class.)
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