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Python Essential Reference

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Python Essential Reference is the definitive reference guide to the Python programming language - the one authoritative handbook that reliably untangles and explains both the core Python language and the most essential parts of the Python library.Designed for the professional programmer, the book is concise, to the point, and highly accessible. It also includes detailed information on the Python library and many advanced subjects that is not available in either the official Python documentation or any other single reference source. Thoroughly updated to reflect the significant new programming language features and library modules that have been introduced in Python 2.6 and Python 3, the fourth edition of Python Essential Reference is the definitive guide for programmers who need to modernize existing Python code or who are planning an eventual migration to Python 3. Programmers starting a new Python project will find detailed coverage of contemporary Python programming idioms. This fourth edition of Python Essential Reference features numerous improvements, additions, and updates:Coverage of new language features, libraries, and modulesPractical coverage of Python's more advanced features including generators, coroutines, closures, metaclasses, and decorators Expanded coverage of library modules related to concurrent programming including threads, subprocesses, and the new multiprocessing module Up-to-the-minute coverage of how to use Python 2.6's forward compatibility mode to evaluate code for Python 3 compatibility Improved organization for even faster answers and better usability Updates to reflect modern Python programming style and idioms Updated and improved example code Deep coverage of low-level system and networking library modules - including options not covered in the standard documentationshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 744 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 36mm | 819.99g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0672329786
  • 9780672329784
  • 48,199

About David Beazley

David M. Beazley has been programming Python since 1996. While working at Los Alamos National Laboratory, he helped pioneer the use of Python with scientific computing software. Through his company, Dabeaz LLC, he provides software development, training, and consulting related to the practical use of dynamic programming languages such as Python, Ruby, and Perl, especially in systems programming. He is author of all previous editions of Python Essential Reference, and was contributing author of Steve Holden's Python Web Programming. He is a member of the Python Software Foundation.show more

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"Python Essential Reference" is the definitive reference guide to the Python programming language - the one authoritative handbook that reliably untangles and explains both the core Python language and the most essential parts of the Python library. Designed for the professional programmer, the book is concise, to the point, and highly accessible. It also includes detailed information on the Python library and many advanced subjects that is not available in either the official Python documentation or any other single reference source. Thoroughly updated to reflect the significant new programming language features and library modules that have been introduced in Python 2.6 and Python 3, the fourth edition of "Python Essential Reference" is the definitive guide for programmers who need to modernize existing Python code or who are planning an eventual migration to Python 3. Programmers starting a new Python project will find detailed coverage of contemporary Python programming idioms. This fourth edition of "Python Essential Reference" features numerous improvements, additions, and updates: Coverage of new language features, libraries, and modulesPractical coverage of Python's more advanced features including generators, coroutines, closures, metaclasses, and decoratorsExpanded coverage of library modules related to concurrent programming including threads, subprocesses, and the new multiprocessing moduleUp-to-the-minute coverage of how to use Python 2.6's forward compatibility mode to evaluate code for Python 3 compatibilityImproved organization for even faster answers and better usabilityUpdates to reflect modern Python programming style and idioms Updated and improved example codeDeep coverage of low-level system and networking library modules - including options not covered in the standard documentationshow more

Table of contents

Part I: The Python Language 1 A Tutorial Introduction 2 Lexical Conventions and Syntax 3 Types and Objects 4 Operators and Expressions 5 Program Structure and Control Flow 6 Functions and Functional Programming 7 Classes and Object-Oriented Programming 8 Modules, Packages, and Distribution 9 Input and Output10 Execution Environment11 Testing, Debugging, Profiling, and TuningPart II: The Python Library12 Built-In Functions13 Python Runtime Services14 Mathematics15 Data Structures, Algorithms, and Utilities16 String and Text Handling17 Python Database API18 File Handling19 Operating System Services20 Threads and Concurrency21 Network Programming and Sockets22 Internet Application Programming23 Web Programming24 Internet Data Handling and Encoding25 Miscellaneous Library ModulesPart III: Extending and Embedding26 Extending and Embedding PythonAppendix A Python 3show more

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