Learn Python Quickly, with its clear and concise instructions and complete absence of jargon, is suitable for those new to computing or new to Python who need to build their knowledge step by step, but the design also caters for readers with more computing experience.
The book leads the reader through:
How to use Python's interactive 'IDLE' interface,
Basics of the language,
Lists and dictionaries,
Looping and program control,
Handling dates and times,
Reading and writing to sequential files,
Interfacing to spreadsheets and querying databases.
It then moves on to the coverage of classes and Object-oriented Programming, with the final three chapters providing an easy-to-follow guide to multi-window Graphical User Interfaces.
Please visit http://www.learnpythonquickly.com to find out more about the book, see some sample chapters, an extract from the glossary, and all the programs used in the book.
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By Richard Allan
Jul 5, 2013
This book is brilliant! Why? It has an unusual and very effective format. It's basically split into two parts. The first part takes you through the learning process, explaining the concepts in an easy-to-absorb way, providing references for more detailed study, and setting graded exercises with answers. The second part is an excellent glossary with over 220 topic items in it. These items are not mere one-liners; they cover in some depth the topic in question. The topics are numbered, cross-referenced, and are the end points of the references in the first part. This means you can work through the first part, flipping quickly through to the glossary only when needed. I have not encountered this pioneering format before but it works! A great book!
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