Whether you are a computer programming student, hobbyist or professional, Lambert's FUNDAMENTALS OF PYTHON: DATA STRUCTURES, 2E offers the perfect introduction to object-oriented design and data structures using the popular Python programming language. The level of instruction is ideal if you've had at least one semester of programming experience in an object-oriented language, such as Java, C++ or Python. Step-by-step explanations and focused exercises clearly explain the design of collection classes with polymorphism and inheritance and multiple implementations of collection interfaces. This edition also addresses the analysis of the space/time tradeoffs of different collection implementations and, specifically, array-based implementations and link-based implementations. You learn to work with collections, including sets, lists, stacks, queues, trees, dictionaries and graphs.