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Python Crash Course

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Python Crash Course is a fast-paced, thorough introduction to Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making things that work in no time. In the first half of the book, you'll learn about basic programming concepts, such as lists, dictionaries, classes, and loops, and practice writing clean and readable code with exercises for each topic. You'll also learn how to make your programs interactive and how to test your code safely before adding it to a project. In the second half of the book, you'll put your new knowledge into practice with three substantial projects: a Space Invaders-inspired arcade game, data visualizations with Python's super-handy libraries, and a simple web app you can deploy online. As you work through Python Crash Course you'll learn how to: -Use powerful Python libraries and tools, including matplotlib, NumPy, and Pygal -Make 2D games that respond to keypresses and mouse clicks, and that grow more difficult as the game progresses -Work with data to generate interactive visualizations -Create and customize Web apps and deploy them safely online -Deal with mistakes and errors so you can solve your own programming problems If you've been thinking seriously about digging into programming, Python Crash Course will get you up to speed and have you writing real programs fast. Why wait any longer? Start your engines and code! Uses Python 2 and 3show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 150.11 x 249.94 x 14.99mm | 666.78g
  • No Starch Press,US
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 5th print.
  • 1593276036
  • 9781593276034
  • 6,188

About Eric Matthes

Eric Matthes is a high school science and math teacher living in Alaska where he teaches Introduction to Python. He has been writing programs since he was five years old.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Part I: Basics Chapter 1: Getting Started Chapter 2: Variables and Simple Data Types Chapter 3: Introducing Lists Chapter 4: Working with Lists Chapter 5: if Statements Chapter 6: Dictionaries Chapter 7: User Input and while Loops Chapter 8: Functions Chapter 9: Classes Chapter 10: Files and Exceptions Chapter 11: Testing Your Code Part II: Projects Project 1: Alien Invasion Chapter 12: A Ship that Fires Bullets Chapter 13: Aliens! Chapter 14: Scoring Project 2: Data Visualization Chapter 15: Generating Data Chapter 16: Downloading Data Chapter 17: Working with APIs Project 3: Web Applications Chapter 18: Getting Started with Django Chapter 19: User Accounts Chapter 20: Styling and Deploying an App Afterword Appendix A: Installing Python Appendix B: Text Editors Appendix C: Getting Help Appendix D: Using Git for Version Controlshow more

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