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Python For Dummies by Stef Maruch, Aahz Maruch


Python For Dummies by Stef Maruch, Aahz Maruch

Python is one of the most powerful, easy-to-read programming languages around, but it does have its limitations. This general purpose, high-level language that can be extended and embedded is a smart option for many programming problems, but a poor solution to others. Python For Dummies is the quick-and-easy guide to getting the most out of this robust program. This hands-on book will show you everything you need to know about building programs, debugging code, and simplifying development, as well as defining what actions it can perform. You ll wrap yourself around all of its advanced features and become an expert Python user in no time. This guide gives you the tools you need to: Master basic elements and syntaxDocument, design, and debug programsWork with strings like a proDirect a program with control structuresIntegrate integers, complex numbers, and modulesBuild lists, stacks, and queuesCreate an organized dictionaryHandle functions, data, and namespaceConstruct applications with modules and packagesCall, create, extend, and override classesAccess the Internet to enhance your libraryUnderstand the new features of Python 2.5 Packed with critical idioms and great resources to maximize your productivity, Python For Dummies is the ultimate one-stop information guide. In a matter of minutes you ll be familiar with Python s building blocks, strings, dictionaries, and sets; and be on your way to writing the program that you ve dreamed about!

About the Author

Stef Maruch got her hands on an original 128K Mac in 1984 and has been writing about computers ever since. She has over fifteen years experience in instructional design, writing, and editing end-user computer manuals, including tutorials and user s guides for Apple Newton, HyperCard and HyperTalk, and DVD Studio Pro. Aahz Maruch is a writer, trainer, and consultant who has been using Python for more than seven years. He has been using computers professionally for 20 years, and his background includes stints of high-end tech support, systems administration, and programming. Aahz is currently working as a programmer for a company with a Web-based application.

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Publication date

29th August 2006


Stef Maruch, Aahz Maruch

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John Wiley & Sons Inc an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd


432 pages


Programming & scripting languages: general
Web programming



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