Supercharged Python

Supercharged Python : Take Your Code to the Next Level

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If you're ready to write better Python code and use more advanced features, Advanced Python Programming was written for you. Brian Overland and John Bennett distill advanced topics down to their essentials, illustrating them with simple examples and practical exercises.
Building on Overland's widely-praised approach in Python Without Fear, the authors start with short, simple examples designed for easy entry, and quickly ramp you up to creating useful utilities and games, and using Python to solve interesting puzzles. Everything you'll need to know is patiently explained and clearly illustrated, and the authors illuminate the design decisions and tricks behind each language feature they cover. You'll gain the in-depth understanding to successfully apply all these advanced features and techniques:


Coding for runtime efficiency
Lambda functions (and when to use them)
Managing versioning
Localization and Unicode
Regular expressions
Binary operators
Radix conversions
Data formatting, in depth
Creating, building, and importing packages
Using the Django web-development package
Graphics programming
Magic methods and advanced object orientation
Reading and writing binary files, and more
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Product details

  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 178 x 231 x 34mm | 1,040g
  • Addison Wesley
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 0135159946
  • 9780135159941
  • 1,026,045

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According to Stack Overflow, Python has a solid claim to being the fastest-growing major programming language. (Due in some measure to the rich set of machine learning and data science libraries and frameworks available to Python coders.)
Python is a widely used high-level programming language for general-purpose programming, created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991. An interpreted language, Python has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability (notably using whitespace indentation to delimit code blocks rather than curly brackets or keywords), and a syntax that allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than might be used in languages such as C++ or Java. It provides constructs that enable clear programming on both small and large scales.
Python is a multi-paradigm programming language. Object-oriented programming and structured programming are fully supported, and many of its features support functional programming and aspect-oriented programming. Rather than having all of its functionality built into its core, Python was designed to be highly extensible.
This text is intended for a second course on Python, to enable students who have a basic understanding of Python to take their programming skills to the next level. Areas covered include: writing for run-time efficiency; lambda functions and when to use them; versioning issues; understanding Unicode and localization; regular expressions; binary operators and how to use them; converting between radixes; complete rules for every aspect of data formatting; creating, building, and importing packages; using the Django web-development package; graphics programming; fine points of object orientation with "magic methods"; and reading and writing binary files. Breaks advanced topics down to their essentials, illustrating them with simple examples and practical exercises Covers runtime efficiency, lambda functions, regex, binary operators, advanced data formatting, packages, Django, graphics, magic methods, binary files, and more Deepens your insight by illuminating design decisions and tricks behind each language feature Includes challenging projects to showcase Python's power Instructors can access additional examples, exercises, and resources All you need to learn advanced Python programming -- patiently explained and clearly illustrated with simple examples Picks up where Brian Overland's Python Without Fear left off, covering more advanced topics and practices Breaks advanced topics down to their essentials, illustrating them with simple examples and practical exercises Covers runtime efficiency, lambda functions, regex, binary operators, advanced data formatting, packages, Django, graphics, magic methods, binary files, and more Deepens your insight by illuminating design decisions and tricks behind each language feature Includes challenging projects to showcase Python's power Instructors can access additional examples, exercises, and resources
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Table of contents

Chapter 1: Review of the Fundamentals
Chapter 2: Advanced String Capabilities
Chapter 3: Advanced List Capabilities
Chapter 4: Shortcuts, Command Line, and Packages
Chapter 5: Formatting Text Precisely
Chapter 6: Regular Expressions, Part I
Chapter 7: Regular Expressions, Part II
Chapter 8: Text and Binary Files
Chapter 9: Classes and Magic Methods
Chapter 10: Decimal, Money, and Other Classes
Chapter 11: The Random and Math Packages
Chapter 12: The "numpy" (Numeric Python) Package
Chapter 13: Advanced Uses of "numpy"
Chapter 14: Multiple Modules and the RPN Example
Chapter 15: Getting Financial Data off the Internet
Appendix A Python Operator Precedence Table
Appendix B Built-In Python Functions
Appendix C Set Methods
Appendix D Dictionary Methods
Appendix E Statement Reference
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About Brian Overland

Brian Overland is a textbook author, sometime actor, programmer, film reviewer, and novelist. He has been professionally programming with the C family of languages since the early 1980s and spent 10 years at Microsoft, first as a software tester and then as programmer/writer, manager, and project lead. Almost unique among programmers, he is an award-winning writer deeply committed to teaching and simplifying advanced concepts. You can read his comments on technology, reviews, and his upcoming book projects at brianoverland.com.

John Bennett was formerly a senior software engineer at Proximity Technology, Franklin Electronic Publishing, and Microsoft Corporation. More recently, he has developed new programming languages using Python as a prototyping tool. He has worked on a variety of software projects, including a handheld spellchecker and East Asian handwriting recognition software. He holds nine U.S. patents.
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