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There are many more people who want to study programming other than aspiring computer scientists with a passing grade in advanced calculus. This guide appeals to your intelligence and ability to solve practical problems, while gently teaching the most recent revision of the programming language Python.
You can learn solid software design skills and accomplish practical programming tasks, like extending applications and automating everyday processes, even if you have no programming experience at all. Authors Tim Hall and J?P Stacey use everyday language to decode programming jargon and teach Python 3 to the absolute beginner. What you?ll learn Cultivate a problem?solving approach and acquire software design skills. Learn how to create your own software from simple ?Hello World?-type programs to stand?alone windowed applications. Document while programming, program while documenting. Decode programmers? jargon. Master the Python 3 programming language. Who this book is for
Non-programmers who want to learn Python programming without taking a detour via a computer science department. Table of Contents Introducing Python Designing Software Variables and Data Types Making Choices Using Lists Functions Working with Text Executable Files, Organization, and Python on the Web Classes Exceptions Reusing Code with Modules and Packages Simple Windowed Applications
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As you ve seen, text is integral to most Python programs, and you saw how often of our examples use it. We take text input from users, manipulate that text, and display messages in response. This is why Python comes with so many text-related features. In this chapter, you learned how to split and join strings; format, edit, and search for strings; use regular expressions to search for patterns within strings; and work with the files on your file system. We then applied much of this in our example application. 160 C H A P T E R 8 ? ? ? Executable Files, Organization, and Python on the Web Up to this point, you ve been running your scripts via the python interpreter. This is all well and good, but it would be nice if we could get the scripts to run by themselves, just like real programs, so that s just what we'll look at first. I ll then cover how to organize and spruce up your code, because clean, organized code makes you more efficient and gives you time to write even more lovely Python code. This leads us onto some of the dynamic features of Python: modules and the exec() and eval() functions. These features give you more flexibility and choice when writing Python applications."
Using everyday language to decode programming jargon and teach Python 3 to the absolute beginner, Hall and Stacey pen a detailed guide for non-programmers that appeals to their intelligence and ability to solve practical problems, while gently teaching the most recent revision of the programming language Python.
No previous experience required Python 3 for Absolute Beginners is the book to bring out the hidden programmer in all of us. Using a unique, non-nonsense, jargon-free approach, the author provides readers with an absolute beginners guide to writing useful scripts, extensions and programs in Python 3.