Starting Out with Python [With CDROM] / Edition 1by Tony Gaddis
In Starting Out with PythonTM, Tony Gaddis’ evenly paced, accessible coverage introduces students to the basics of programming and prepares them to transition into more complicated languages. Python, an easy-to-learn and increasingly popular object-oriented language, allows readers to become comfortable with the fundamentals of/b>/b>/sup>… See more details below
In Starting Out with PythonTM, Tony Gaddis’ evenly paced, accessible coverage introduces students to the basics of programming and prepares them to transition into more complicated languages. Python, an easy-to-learn and increasingly popular object-oriented language, allows readers to become comfortable with the fundamentals of programming without the troublesome syntax that can be challenging for novices. With the knowledge acquired using Python, students gain confidence in their skills and learn to recognize the logic behind developing high-quality programs.
Starting Out with Python discusses control structures, functions, arrays, and pointers before objects and classes. As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, detail-oriented explanations, and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter. This text is intended for a one-semester introductory programming course for students with limited programming experience.
Table of ContentsPart I: Programming Fundamentals
Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers and Programming Chapter 2: Input, Processing, and Output Chapter 3: Simple Functions Chapter 4: Decision Structures and Boolean Logic Chapter 5: Repetition Structures Chapter 6: Value-Returning Functions and Modules
Part II: Using Objects to Perform Tasks
Chapter 7: Files and Exceptions Chapter 8: Working with Strings, Lists, and Dictionaries
Part III: Object-Oriented Programming
Chapter 9: Classes and Object-Oriented Programming Chapter 10: Inheritance
Part IV: Advanced Topics
Chapter 11: Recursion Chapter 12: GUI Programming
Appendix A: Installing Python Appendix B: Introduction to IDLE Appendix C: The ASCII Character Set Appendix D: Answers to Checkpoint Questions
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