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The Python Tutorial — Python v2.7.1 documentation. Python is an easy to learn, powerful programming language.

The Python Tutorial — Python v2.7.1 documentation

It has efficient high-level data structures and a simple but effective approach to object-oriented programming. Python’s elegant syntax and dynamic typing, together with its interpreted nature, make it an ideal language for scripting and rapid application development in many areas on most platforms. The Python interpreter and the extensive standard library are freely available in source or binary form for all major platforms from the Python Web site, and may be freely distributed. The same site also contains distributions of and pointers to many free third party Python modules, programs and tools, and additional documentation. The Python interpreter is easily extended with new functions and data types implemented in C or C++ (or other languages callable from C). This tutorial introduces the reader informally to the basic concepts and features of the Python language and system. The Glossary is also worth going through.

Python for Software Design: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist. How to Think Like a Computer Scientist by Allen B.

Python for Software Design: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

Downey This is the first edition of Think Python. It uses Python 2, with notes on differences in Python 3. If you are using Python 3, you might want to switch to the second edition. Buy this book at Amazon.com Download Think Python in PDF. Read Think Python in HTML. Example programs and solutions to some problems are here (links to specific examples are in the book). Description Think Python is an introduction to Python programming for beginners. Some examples and exercises are based on Swampy, a Python package written by the author to demonstrate aspects of software design, and to give readers a chance to experiment with simple graphics and animation. Think Python is a Free Book. If you have comments, corrections or suggestions, please send me email at feedback{at}thinkpython{dot}com.

Other Free Books by Allen Downey are available from Green Tea Press. Download Precompiled copies of the book are available in PDF. Python Programming. This book describes Python, an open-source general-purpose interpreted programming language. Python has distributions available for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, BSD, web browser environments (NCLab, Sage) and many other platforms. There are currently three major implementations: the standard implementation written in C, Jython written in Java, and IronPython written in C# for the .NET environment. There are two common versions currently in use: 2.x and 3.x. This book describes primarily version 2, but does at times reference changes in version 3. Contents[edit] Intro[edit] Overview Getting Python Setting it up.

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