Practice of Computing Using Python, The
Author: Punch, William
Number Of Pages: 912
Release Date: 29-02-2016
Details: KEY BENEFIT: Now in its Third Edition, 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. KEY TOPICS: The Study of Computer Science; Beginnings; Control; Algorithms and Program Development; Working with Strings; Functions-QuickStart; Files and Exceptions I; Lists and Tuples; More on Functions; Dictionaries and Sets; More Program Development; More on Classes; Program Development with Classes; Files and Exceptions II; Recursion: Another Control Mechanism; Other Fun Stuff with Python; The End, or Perhaps the Beginning MARKET: For anyone interested in Python programming.
Package Dimensions: 9.0 x 7.3 x 1.3 inches