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Getting Started with Python

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ISBN 978-1-4932-2586-6
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437 pages, , Print edition paperback
E-book formats: EPUB, PDF, online
ISBN 978-1-4932-2588-0
If you want to program with Python, you’ve come to the right place! Take your first steps with this Python crash course that teaches you to use core language elements, from variables to branches to loops. Follow expert guidance to work with data types, functions, and modules—and learn how to manage errors and exceptions along the way. Apply Python programming to develop databases, graphical user interfaces, widgets, and more. Practice your skills with example exercises, and start developing your own applications with Python today!
  • Develop your own Python programs, step by step
  • Understand how to work with variables, operators, loops, data types, functions, and modules
  • Follow detailed exercises to build Python applications, GUIs, and more
About the Book About the E-book 437 pages, paperback, 0.9 in. Reference book format 7 x 10 in. Printed black and white on 50# offset paper from sustainable sources. Reader-friendly serif font (TheAntiquaB 9.5 Pt.). One-column layout. E-book in full color. PDF (5.8 MB) and EPUB (2.2 MB) files for download, DRM-free with personalized digital watermark. Copy and paste, bookmarks, and print-out permitted. Table of contents, in-text references, and index fully linked. Including online book edition in dedicated reader application.

In this book, you’ll learn about:

  1. Language Basics

    Learn the Python fundamentals, from initial installation to running your first program. Master core concepts including variables, branching, loops, functions, and modules; then work with data types such as integers, strings, and tuples.

  2. Python in Practice

    Apply Python programming in key development scenarios. Use Python for object-oriented programming, create and identify threads, manage files and directories, develop databases with SQLite and MySQL, and more.

  3. Example Exercises

    Get hands-on experience with practical programming exercises. Follow along with a game development example as you move from chapter to chapter. You’ll be ready to create your own applications with Python in no time!

Highlights include:

  • Installation
  • Python language basics
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Error handling
  • Data types
  • Multithreading
  • File processing
  • Databases
  • GUI programming
  • PyQt
  • Example exercises

Thomas Theis has more than 40 years of experience as a software developer and as an IT lecturer. He holds a graduate degree in computer engineering.

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