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Learning Python

Author: Mark Lutz
Publisher: Beijing ; Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, 2009.
Series: Animal Guide.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This new edition of 'Learning Python' provides programmers with a comprehensive and updated introduction to the interactive, object-oriented scripting language. The book introduces basic elements of the latest release of Python 2.5 and covers new features and addresses new topics of interest.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lutz, Mark.
Learning Python.
Beijing ; Sebastopol : O'Reilly, ©2009
(DLC) 2010485706
(OCoLC)618572628
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Lutz
ISBN: 9781449391751 1449391753 9781449379322 144937932X
OCLC Number: 659611723
Notes: Previous edition: 2007.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xlix, 1160 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: ""Table of Contents""; ""Preface""; ""About This Fourth Edition""; ""Coverage for Both 3.0 and 2.6""; ""New Chapters""; ""Changes to Existing Material""; ""Specific Language Extensions in 2.6 and 3.0""; ""Specific Language Removals in 3.0""; ""About The Third Edition""; ""The Third Edition�s Python Language Changes""; ""The Third Edition�s Python Training Changes""; ""The Third Edition�s Structural Changes""; ""The Third Edition�s Scope Changes""; ""About This Book""; ""This Book�s Prerequisites""; ""This Book�s Scope and Other Books""; ""This Book�s Style and Structure"" ""Book Updates""""About the Programs in This Book""; ""Using Code Examples""; ""Font Conventions""; ""Safari® Books Online""; ""How to Contact Us""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Part I. Getting Started""; ""Chapter 1. A Python Q & A Session""; ""Why Do People Use Python?""; ""Software Quality""; ""Developer Productivity""; ""Is Python a “Scripting Language�?""; ""OK, but What�s the Downside?""; ""Who Uses Python Today?""; ""What Can I Do with Python?""; ""Systems Programming""; ""GUIs""; ""Internet Scripting""; ""Component Integration""; ""Database Programming""; ""Rapid Prototyping"" ""Numeric and Scientific Programming""""Gaming, Images, Serial Ports, XML, Robots, and More""; ""How Is Python Supported?""; ""What Are Python�s Technical Strengths?""; ""It�s Object-Oriented""; ""It�s Free""; ""It�s Portable""; ""It�s Powerful""; ""It�s Mixable""; ""It�s Easy to Use""; ""It�s Easy to Learn""; ""It�s Named After Monty Python""; ""How Does Python Stack Up to Language X?""; ""Chapter Summary""; ""Test Your Knowledge: Quiz""; ""Test Your Knowledge: Answers""; ""Chapter 2. How Python Runs Programs""; ""Introducing the Python Interpreter"" ""Program Execution""""The Programmer�s View""; ""Python�s View""; ""Byte code compilation""; ""The Python Virtual Machine (PVM)""; ""Performance implications""; ""Development implications""; ""Execution Model Variations""; ""Python Implementation Alternatives""; ""CPython""; ""Jython""; ""IronPython""; ""Execution Optimization Tools""; ""The Psyco just-in-time compiler""; ""The Shedskin C++ translator""; ""Frozen Binaries""; ""Other Execution Options""; ""Future Possibilities?""; ""Chapter Summary""; ""Test Your Knowledge: Quiz""; ""Test Your Knowledge: Answers"" ""Chapter 3. How You Run Programs""""The Interactive Prompt""; ""Running Code Interactively""; ""Why the Interactive Prompt?""; ""Experimenting""; ""Testing""; ""Using the Interactive Prompt""; ""Entering multiline statements""; ""System Command Lines and Files""; ""A First Script""; ""Running Files with Command Lines""; ""Using Command Lines and Files""; ""Unix Executable Scripts (#!)""; ""Clicking File Icons""; ""Clicking Icons on Windows""; ""The input Trick""; ""Other Icon-Click Limitations""; ""Module Imports and Reloads""; ""The Grander Module Story: Attributes""
Series Title: Animal Guide.
Responsibility: Mark Lutz.

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Helps you master the fundamentals of the core Python language. This book covers: Python's major built-in object types - numbers, lists, dictionaries, and more; the code you use to create and process  Read more...

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