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Python in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell)

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This book offers Python programmers one place to look when they need help remembering or deciphering the syntax of this open source language and its many powerful but scantily documented modules. This comprehensive reference guide makes it easy to look up the most frequently needed information--not just about the Python language itself, but also the most frequently used parts of the standard library and the most important third-party extensions.

Ask any Python aficionado and you'll hear that Python programmers have it all: an elegant object-oriented language with readable and maintainable syntax, that allows for easy integration with components in C, C++, Java, or C#, and an enormous collection of precoded standard library and third-party extension modules. Moreover, Python is easy to learn, yet powerful enough to take on the most ambitious programming challenges. But what Python programmers used to lack is a concise and clear reference resource, with the appropriate measure of guidance in how best to use Python's great power. Python in a Nutshell fills this need.

Python in a Nutshell, Second Edition covers more than the language itself; it also deals with the most frequently used parts of the standard library, and the most popular and important third party extensions. Revised and expanded for Python 2.5, this book now contains the gory details of Python's new subprocess module and breaking news about Microsoft's new IronPython project. Our "Nutshell" format fits Python perfectly by presenting the highlights of the most important modules and functions in its standard library, which cover over 90% of your practical programming needs. This book includes:

  • A fast-paced tutorial on the syntax of the Python language
  • An explanation of object-oriented programming in Python
  • Coverage of iterators, generators, exceptions, modules, packages, strings, and regular expressions
  • A quick reference for Python's built-in types and functions and key modules
  • Reference material on important third-party extensions, such as Numeric and Tkinter
  • Information about extending and embedding Python

Python in a Nutshell provides a solid, no-nonsense quick reference to information that programmers rely on the most. This book will immediately earn its place in any Python programmer's library.

Praise for the First Edition:

"In a nutshell, Python in a Nutshell serves one primary goal: to act as an immediately accessible goal for the Python language. True, you can get most of the same core information that is presented within the covers of this volume online, but this will invariably be broken into multiple files, and in all likelihood lacking the examples or the exact syntax description necessary to truly understand a command."

--Richard Cobbett, Linux Format

"O'Reilly has several good books, of which Python in a Nutshell by Alex Martelli is probably the best for giving you some idea of what Python is about and how to do useful things with it."

--Jerry Pournelle, Byte Magazine

Book News Annotation:

Intended for experienced programmers, this reference documents the primary components of the Python standard library and some of the most useful third party modules for client and server side network programming, numerical array processing, manipulation of text and binary files, and interaction with the operating system. The author also highlights Python's cross-platform capabilities, showing how to code extension modules in C and Java. The second edition covers version 2.4 of Python.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Intended for experienced programmers, this reference documents the primary components of the Python standard library and some of the most useful third party modules for client and server side network programming, numerical array processing, manipulation of text and binary files, and interaction with the operating system. The author also highlights Python's cross-platform capabilities, showing how to code extension modules in C and Java. The second edition covers version 2.4 of Python. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In the tradition of our popular "In a Nutshell" series, this book offers you one place to look when you need help remembering or deciphering the most important tools and modules of this open source language.

"Python in a Nutshell" covers more than the language itself; it also deals with the most frequently used parts of the standard library, and the most popular and important third party extensions. Revised and expanded for Python 2.5, this book now contains the gory details of Python's new subprocess module and the latest from Microsofts' IronPython project. This easy scripting language comes with a huge library that is enormously rich. Our "Nutshell" format fits Python perfectly by presenting the highlights of all modules and functions, which cover well over 90% of your practical programming needs.

Synopsis:

Revised and expanded for Python 2.5, this book now contains the details of Python's new subprocess module and the latest from Microsofts' IronPython project. This easy scripting language comes with a huge library that is enormously rich with highlights of all modules and functions which cover well over 90 percent of users' practical programming needs.

Synopsis:

This book offers Python programmers one place to look when they need help remembering or deciphering the syntax of this open source language and its many powerful but scantily documented modules. This comprehensive reference guide makes it easy to look up the most frequently needed information--not just about

About the Author

Alex Martelli spent 8 years with IBM Research, winning three Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards. He then spent 13 as a Senior Software Consultant at think3 inc, developing libraries, network protocols, GUI engines, event frameworks, and web access frontends. He has also taught programming languages, development methods, and numerical computing at Ferrara University and other venues. He's a C++ MVP for Brainbench, and a member of the Python Software Foundation. He currently works for AB Strakt, a Python-centered software house in G teborg, Sweden, mostly by telecommuting from his home in Bologna, Italy. Alex's proudest achievement is the articles that appeared in Bridge World (January/February 2000), which were hailed as giant steps towards solving issues that had haunted contract bridge theoreticians for decades.

Table of Contents

PrefacePart I: Getting Started with Python
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Python
  • Chapter 2: Installation
  • Chapter 3: The Python Interpreter
Part II: Core Python Language and Built-ins
  • Chapter 4: The Python Language
  • Chapter 5: Object-Oriented Python
  • Chapter 6: Exceptions
  • Chapter 7: Modules
  • Chapter 8: Core Built-ins
  • Chapter 9: Strings and Regular Expressions
Part III: Python Library and Extension Modules
  • Chapter 10: File and Text Operations
  • Chapter 11: Persistence and Databases
  • Chapter 12: Time Operations
  • Chapter 13: Controlling Execution
  • Chapter 14: Threads and Processes
  • Chapter 15: Numeric Processing
  • Chapter 16: Array Processing
  • Chapter 17: Tkinter GUIs
  • Chapter 18: Testing, Debugging, and Optimizing
Part IV: Network and Web Programming
  • Chapter 19: Client-Side Network Protocol Modules
  • Chapter 20: Sockets and Server-Side Network Protocol Modules
  • Chapter 21: CGI Scripting and Alternatives
  • Chapter 22: MIME and Network Encodings
  • Chapter 23: Structured Text: HTML
  • Chapter 24: Structured Text: XML
Part V: Extending and Embedding
  • Chapter 25: Extending and Embedding Classic Python
  • Chapter 26: Extending and Embedding Jython
  • Chapter 27: Distributing Extensions and Programs
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780596100469
Author:
Martelli, Alex
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Programming Languages - Python
Subject:
Computer Languages - Python
Subject:
Jython;Python;Tkinter;Twisted
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
738
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.6 in 1.84 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In the tradition of our popular "In a Nutshell" series, this book offers you one place to look when you need help remembering or deciphering the most important tools and modules of this open source language.

"Python in a Nutshell" covers more than the language itself; it also deals with the most frequently used parts of the standard library, and the most popular and important third party extensions. Revised and expanded for Python 2.5, this book now contains the gory details of Python's new subprocess module and the latest from Microsofts' IronPython project. This easy scripting language comes with a huge library that is enormously rich. Our "Nutshell" format fits Python perfectly by presenting the highlights of all modules and functions, which cover well over 90% of your practical programming needs.

"Synopsis" by ,
Revised and expanded for Python 2.5, this book now contains the details of Python's new subprocess module and the latest from Microsofts' IronPython project. This easy scripting language comes with a huge library that is enormously rich with highlights of all modules and functions which cover well over 90 percent of users' practical programming needs.
"Synopsis" by ,

This book offers Python programmers one place to look when they need help remembering or deciphering the syntax of this open source language and its many powerful but scantily documented modules. This comprehensive reference guide makes it easy to look up the most frequently needed information--not just about

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