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Starting Out with Python,9780134444321

Starting Out with Python

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Edition: 4th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 3/6/2017
Publisher(s): Pearson

Summary

For courses in Python programming.

 

A clear and student-friendly introduction to the fundamentals of Python

In Starting Out with Python®, 4th EditionTony Gaddis’ accessible coverage introduces students to the basics of programming in a high level language. Python, an easy-to-learn and increasingly popular object-oriented language, allows readers to become comfortable with the fundamentals of programming without the troublesome syntax that can be challenging for novices. With the knowledge acquired using Python, students gain confidence in their skills and learn to recognize the logic behind developing high-quality programs.  Starting Out with Python discusses control structures, functions, arrays, and pointers before objects and classes. As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, focused explanations, and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter. Updates to the 4th Edition include revised, improved problems throughout, and new Turtle Graphics sections that provide flexibility as assignable, optional material.

 

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Author Biography

Tony Gaddis is the principal author of the Starting Out With series of textbooks. Tony has nearly two decades of experience teaching computer science courses, primarily at Haywood Community College. He is a highly acclaimed instructor who was previously selected as the North Carolina Community College “Teacher of the Year” and has received the Teaching Excellence award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. The Starting Out With series includes introductory books covering C++, Java™, Microsoft® Visual Basic®, Microsoft® C#®, Python®, Programming Logic and Design, Alice, and App Inventor, all published by Pearson. More information about all these books can be found at www.pearsonhighered.com/gaddisbooks.

Table of Contents

Preface

1  Introduction to Computers and Programming

2  Input, Processing, and Output

3  Decision Structures and Boolean Logic

4  Repetition Structures

5  Functions

6  Files and Exceptions

7  Lists and Tuples

8  More About Strings

9  Dictionaries and Sets

10  Classes and Object-Oriented Programming

11  Inheritance

12  Recursion

13  GUI Programming

Appendix A  Installing Python

Appendix B  Introduction to IDLE

Appendix C  The ASCII Character Set

Appendix D  Predefined Named Colors

Appendix E  More About the import  Statement

Appendix F  Installing Modules with the pip  Utility

Appendix G  Answers to Checkpoints

Index

 

 

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