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Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming

by Eric Matthes

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Second edition of the best selling Python book in the world. A fast-paced, no-nonsense guide to programming in Python. This book teaches beginners the basics of programming in Python with a focus o...
Published on : May 3, 2019
Python version: TH
544 pages

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total Beginners

by Al Sweigart

0.9743589743589743
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In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you'll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand—no prior programming experience required. Once ...
Published on : April 14, 2015
Python version: TH
504 pages
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Starting Out with Python

by Tony Gaddis

0.9487179487179487
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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 popul...
Published on : March 16, 2017
Python version: TH
744 pages

Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science

by John Zelle

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This third edition of John Zelle's Python Programming continues the tradition of updating the text to reflect new technologies while maintaining a time-tested approach to teaching introductory comp...
Published on : Aug. 8, 2016
Python version: TH
552 pages

Learning Python

by Mark Lutz

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Get a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the core Python language with this hands-on book. Based on author Mark Lutz’s popular training course, this updated fifth edition will help you quickly...
Published on : July 6, 2013
Python version: BO
1648 pages

Learn Python 3 the Hard Way: A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code

by Zed A. Shaw

0.8717948717948718
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Zed Shaw has perfected the world’s best system for learning Python 3. Follow it and you will succeed—just like the millions of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment...
Published on : July 7, 2017
Python version: TH
320 pages

Python for Everybody: Exploring Data in Python 3

by Dr. Charles Russell Severance

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Python for Everybody is designed to introduce students to programming and software development through the lens of exploring data. You can think of the Python programming language as your tool to...
Published on : April 9, 2016
Python version: TH
244 pages
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Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python: With Application to Understanding Data

by John V. Guttag

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This book introduces students with little or no prior programming experience to the art of computational problem solving using Python and various Python libraries, including PyLab. It provides stud...
Published on : Aug. 12, 2016
Python version: TH
472 pages

Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

by Allen B. Downey

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If you want to learn how to program, working with Python is an excellent way to start. This hands-on guide takes you through the language a step at a time, beginning with basic programming concepts...
Published on : Dec. 28, 2015
Python version: TH
292 pages
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Practice of Computing Using Python

by William F. Punch

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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 interest...
Published on : March 31, 2016
Python version: TH
744 pages

The Self-Taught Programmer: The Definitive Guide to Programming Professionally

by Cory Althoff

0.7435897435897436
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I am a self-taught programmer. After a year of self-study, I learned to program well enough to land a job as a software engineer II at eBay. Once I got there, I realized I was severely under-prepar...
Published on : Jan. 24, 2017
Python version: TH
299 pages

A Smarter Way to Learn Python: Learn it faster. Remember it longer

by Mark Myers

0.717948717948718
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How can you retain everything? Only by constantly being asked to play everything back. That's why people use flashcards. But my system does flashcards one better. After reading a short chapter, you...
Published on : Aug. 9, 2017
Python version: TH
236 pages

Murach's Python Programming

by Michael Urban

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If you want to learn how to program but don't know where to start, this is the right book and the right language for you. From the first page, our unique self-paced approach will help you build com...
Published on : Dec. 13, 2016
Python version: TH
590 pages

Python for Everyone

by Cay S. Horstmann

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Cay Horstmann's Python for Everyone, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive and approachable introduction to fundamental programming techniques and design skills, and helps students master basic conc...
Published on : Oct. 3, 2016
Python version: TH
752 pages

Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner

by Michael Dawson

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If you are new to programming with Python and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. Developed by computer science instructors, books in the "for the absolute beginner" ser...
Published on : Jan. 1, 2010
Python version: TH
455 pages

Learn Python in One Day and Learn It Well

by Jamie Chan

0.6153846153846154
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Have you always wanted to learn computer programming but are afraid it'll be too difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but are interested in learning the Python languag...
Published on : May 4, 2017
Python version: TH
174 pages

Introducing Python: Modern Computing in Simple Packages

by Bill Lubanovic

0.5897435897435898
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Easy to understand and fun to read, Introducing Python is ideal for beginning programmers as well as those new to the language. Author Bill Lubanovic takes you from the basics to more involved and ...
Published on : Dec. 4, 2014
Python version: TH
484 pages

Introduction to Programming Using Python

by Y. Daniel Liang

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Daniel Liang is known for his “fundamentals-first” approach to teaching programming concepts and techniques. “Fundamentals-first” means that students learn fundamental programming concepts like sel...
Published on : Jan. 12, 2012
Python version: TH
592 pages

Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python

by Mark J. Guzdial

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Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python is a uniquely researched and up-to-date volume that is widely recognized for its successful introduction to the subject of Media Computation. Em...
Published on : Jan. 19, 2015
Python version: TW
528 pages

Head First Learn to Code: A Learner's Guide to Coding and Computational Thinking

by Eric Freeman

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It’s no secret the world around you is becoming more connected, more configurable, more programmable, more computational. You can remain a passive participant, or you can learn to code. With Head F...
Published on : Jan. 12, 2018
Python version: TH
640 pages

Illustrated Guide to Python 3: A Complete Walkthrough of Beginning Python with Unique Illustrations Showing how Python Really Works

by Matt Harrison

0.48717948717948717
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Illustrated Guide to Learning Python is designed to bring developers and others who are anxious to learn Python up to speed quickly. Not only does it teach the basics of syntax, but it condenses ye...
Published on : Nov. 3, 2017
Python version: TH
256 pages

Fundamentals of Python: First Programs

by Kenneth A. Lambert

0.46153846153846156
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Present the required fundamentals of computer science while preparing students for further study with the unique, appealing approach in Lambert's FUNDAMENTALS OF PYTHON: FIRST PROGRAMS. Students st...
Published on : Jan. 1, 2018
Python version: TH
476 pages

Introduction to Computing Using Python: An Application Development Focus

by Ljubomir Perkovic

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Perkovic's Introduction to Programming Using Python: An Application Development Focus, 2e is more than just an introduction to programming. It is an inclusive introduction to Computer Science that ...
Published on : April 20, 2015
Python version: TH
480 pages

Python Programming in Context

by Bradley N. Miller

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The user-friendly, object-oriented programming language Python is quickly becoming the most popular introductory programming language for both students and instructors. This updated Second Edition ...
Published on : Feb. 7, 2013
Python version: TH
498 pages

Learning Python with Raspberry Pi

by Alex Bradbury

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Raspberry Pi chose Python as its teaching language of choice to encourage a new generation of programmers to learn how to program. This approachable book serves as an ideal resource for anyone want...
Published on : March 10, 2014
Python version: TH
286 pages

Introduction to Computer Science Using Python: A Computational Problem-Solving Focus

by Charles Dierbach

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Introduction to Computer Science Using Python: A Computational Problem-Solving Focus,recommended by Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python (“This is not your average Python book…I think this book ...
Published on : Dec. 25, 2012
Python version: TH
612 pages

Python: Visual QuickStart Guide

by Toby Donaldson

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Python is a remarkably powerful dynamic programming language used in a wide variety of situations such as Web, database access, desktop GUIs, game and software development, and network programming....
Published on : July 15, 2013
Python version: TH
224 pages

The Quick Python Book

by Naomi Ceder

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After exploring Python's syntax, control flow, and basic data structures, the book shows how to create, test, and deploy full applications and larger code libraries. It addresses established Python...
Published on : June 14, 2018
Python version: TH
472 pages

Practical Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science Using Python 3.6

by Paul Gries

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Classroom-tested by tens of thousands of students, this new edition of the bestselling intro to programming book is for anyone who wants to understand computer science. Learn about design, algorith...
Published on : Dec. 16, 2017
Python version: TH
412 pages

Python in easy steps: Covers Python 3.7

by Mike McGrath

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Python in easy steps, 2nd edition begins by explaining how to install the free Python interpreter so you can quickly begin to create your own executable programs by copying the book's examples. It ...
Published on : Aug. 28, 2018
Python version: TH
192 pages