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Description - Python For Dummies by Stef 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
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 syntax

Document, design, and debug programs

Work with strings like a pro

Direct a program with control structures

Integrate integers, complex numbers, and modules

Build lists, stacks, and queues

Create an organized dictionary

Handle functions, data, and namespace

Construct applications with modules and packages

Call, create, extend, and override classes

Access the Internet to enhance your library

Understand 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!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471778646
ISBN-10: 0471778648
Format: Paperback / softback
(236mm x 188mm x 24mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stef Maruch

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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