A Functional Start to Computing with Python (Chapman & by Ted Herman

By Ted Herman

A useful begin to Computing with Python allows scholars to speedy research computing with no need to take advantage of loops, variables, and item abstractions initially. Requiring no earlier programming adventure, the booklet attracts on Python’s versatile facts varieties and operations in addition to its skill for outlining new capabilities. in addition to the specifics of Python, the textual content covers vital techniques of computing, together with software program engineering motivation, algorithms in the back of syntax ideas, complex practical programming principles, and, in brief, finite country machines.

Taking a student-friendly, interactive method of educate computing, the ebook addresses tougher options and abstractions later within the textual content. the writer offers considerable factors of knowledge varieties, operators, and expressions. He additionally describes comprehensions—the robust standards of lists and dictionaries—before introducing loops and variables. This method is helping scholars greater comprehend project syntax and new release through giving them a psychological version of refined facts first.

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The book’s supplementary web site at http://functionalfirstpython.com/ offers many ancillaries, including:

  • Interactive flashcards on Python language elements

  • Links to additional aid for every chapter

  • Unit trying out and programming exercises

  • An interactive Python stepper tool

  • Chapter-by-chapter issues

  • Material for lectures

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