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The Quick Python Book by N. Ceder, 1617294039 (QPB)

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About This Book:

This third revision of Manning’s popular The Quick Python Book offers a clear, crisp updated introduction to the elegant Python programming language and its famously easy-to-read syntax. Written for programmers new to Python, this latest edition includes new exercises throughout. It covers features common to other languages concisely, while introducing Python’s comprehensive standard functions library and unique features in detail.

Foreword by Nicholas Tollervey, Python Software Foundation.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

Initially Guido van Rossum’s 1989 holiday project, Python has grown into an amazing computer language. It’s a joy to learn and read, and powerful enough to handle everything from low-level system resources to advanced applications like deep learning. Elegantly simple and complete, it also boasts a massive ecosystem of libraries and frameworks. Python programmers are in high demand/mdash;you can’t afford not to be fluent!

About the Book

The Quick Python Book, Third Edition is a comprehensive guide to the Python language by a Python authority, Naomi Ceder. With the personal touch of a skilled teacher, she beautifully balances details of the language with the insights and advice you need to handle any task. Extensive, relevant examples and learn-by-doing exercises help you master each important concept the first time through. Whether you’re scraping websites or playing around with nested tuples, you’ll appreciate this book’s clarity, focus, and attention to detail.

What’s Inside

  • Clear coverage of Python 3
  • Core libraries, packages, and tools
  • In-depth exercises
  • Five new data science-related chapters

About the Reader

Written for readers familiar with programming concepts–no Python experience assumed.

About the Author

About the Author:

Naomi Ceder was chair of the Python Software Foundation, has been learning, using, and teaching Python since 2001, and is the Open Source Development Manager at Dick Blick Art Materials.

Reviews:

“Naomi’s book epitomizes what it is to be Pythonic: beautiful is better than ugly, simple is better than complex, and readability counts.” –From the Foreword by Nicholas Tollervey, Python Software Foundation

“Leads you from a basic knowledge of Python to its most interesting features, always using accessible language.” –Eros Pedrini, everis

“Unleash your Pythonic powers with this book and start coding real-world applications fast.”–Carlos Fernández Manzano, Aguas de Murcia 

“The complete and definitive book to start learning Python.” –Christos Paisios, e-Travel

Book Details:

  • ASIN: 1617294039
  • ISBN-10: 1617294039
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617294037
  • Publisher: Manning Publications; 3rd edition (June 14, 2018)
  • Paperback: 472 pages

Table of Contents:

Table of Contents

PART 1 – STARTING OUT
1. About Python
2. Getting started
3. The Quick Python overview

PART 2 – THE ESSENTIALS
4. The absolute basics
5. Lists, tuples, and sets
6. Strings
7. Dictionaries
8. Control flow
9. Functions
10. Modules and scoping rules
11. Python programs
12. Using the filesystem
13. Reading and writing files
14. Exceptions

PART 3 – ADVANCED LANGUAGE FEATURES
15. Classes and object-oriented programming
16. Regular expressions
17. Data types as objects
18. Packages
19. Using Python libraries

PART 4 – WORKING WITH DATA
20. Basic file wrangling
21. Processing data files
22. Data over the network
23. Saving data
24. Exploring data

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