Learning Python

Learning Python

Book rating: 05 Paperback Animal Guide

By (author) Mark Lutz

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  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Format: Paperback | 1212 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 232mm x 53mm | 1,724g
  • Publication date: 13 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Sebastopol
  • ISBN 10: 0596158068
  • ISBN 13: 9780596158064
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 53,257

Product description

With this hands-on book, you can master the fundamentals of the core Python language quickly and efficiently, whether you're new to programming or just new to Python. Updated for version 3.0 of the language, the fourth edition of "Learning Python" is a self-paced tutorial with material derived from author Mark Lutz's popular Python training courses. Each chapter is a self-contained lesson that helps you thoroughly understand a key component of Python. A unique Test Your Knowledge section at the end of the chapter provides practical exercises and review quizzes so you can practice new skills and test your understanding as you go. This book covers: Types and Operations - Python's major built-in object types in depth: numbers, lists, dictionaries, and more; Statements and Syntax - the code you use to create and process objects in Python, along with Python's general syntax model; Functions - Python's basic procedural tool for structuring and reusing code; Modules - packages of statements, functions, and other tools organized into larger components; Classes and OOP - Python's optional object-oriented programming tool for structuring code for customization and reuse; and, Exceptions and Tools - exception-handling model and statements, plus a look at development tools for writing larger programs. Using annotated examples and illustrations, "Learning Python" gives you a complete understanding of the language that will help you comprehend any application-level examples of Python that you may encounter. If you're ready to discover what Google and YouTube see in Python, this book is the best way to get started.

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Author information

Mark Lutz is the world leader in Python training, the author of Python's earliest and best-selling texts, and a pioneering figure in the Python community since 1992. He is also the author of O'Reilly's Programming Python and Python Pocket Reference, and co-author of Learning Python (all in 3rd Editions). Mark can be reached on the web at www.rmi.net/~lutz.

Customer reviews

By Karim Gorjux 18 Sep 2010 5

This book include all what you have to learn about python. It cover also the difference between python 2.6 and 3.0 with many many examples.

I think that this book is a must for every python developer. Nothing is left behind in more than 1100 pages!

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"Sehr umfangreiches Buch. Umfasst neben den Standardthemen auch die Besonderheiten, die mit Python 2.6 und 3.0 in die Sprache Einzug halten. Neben einfachen Beispielen liefert der Autor auch komplexe Programme, mit denen er die Techniken erläutert." - linuxuser, Juni 2010