Language
  • Python 3
Reading time
  • Approximately 47 days
What you will learn
  • Programming Basics and Python Syntax
  • GUI Development
  • Database
  • Web Development
  • Numerical Programming and Data Mining
  • Web Scraping
Author
  • Naomi Ceder
Published
  • 1¬†year, 3¬†months ago

Official description

Summary

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

Naomi Ceder is chair of the Python Software Foundation. She has been learning, using, and teaching Python since 2001.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 - STARTING OUT
  1. About Python
  2. Getting started
  3. The Quick Python overview
  4. PART 2 - THE ESSENTIALS
  5. The absolute basics
  6. Lists, tuples, and sets
  7. Strings
  8. Dictionaries
  9. Control flow
  10. Functions
  11. Modules and scoping rules
  12. Python programs
  13. Using the filesystem
  14. Reading and writing files
  15. Exceptions
  16. PART 3 - ADVANCED LANGUAGE FEATURES
  17. Classes and object-oriented programming
  18. Regular expressions
  19. Data types as objects
  20. Packages
  21. Using Python libraries
  22. PART 4 - WORKING WITH DATA
  23. Basic file wrangling
  24. Processing data files
  25. Data over the network
  26. Saving data
  27. Exploring data

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