Language
  • Python 3
Reading time
  • Approximately 74 days
What you will learn
  • Programming Basics and Python Syntax
  • Graphics and Computer Vision
  • Numerical Programming and Data Mining
Author
  • William F. Punch
Published
  • 1¬†year, 5¬†months ago
Packages you will be introduced to
  • turtle
  • matplotlib
  • numpy
Book cover of The Practice of Computing Using Python (3rd Edition) by William F. Punch

Official description

Practice of Computing Using Python continues to effectively introduce readers to computational thinking using Python, with a strong emphasis on problem solving through computer science. The authors have chosen Python for its simplicity, powerful built-in data structures, advanced control constructs, and practicality. The text is built from the ground up for Python programming, rather than having been translated from Java or C++.

Focusing on data manipulation and analysis as a theme, the text allows readers to work on real problems using Internet-sourced or self-generated data sets that represent their own work and interests. The authors also emphasize program development and provide readers of all backgrounds with a practical foundation in programming that suit their needs. Among other changes, the Third Edition incorporates a switch to the Anaconda distribution, the SPYDER IDE, and a focus on debugging and GUIs.

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