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Learning Python by Mark Lutz

Learning Python (edition 2009)

by Mark Lutz

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Title:Learning Python
Authors:Mark Lutz
Info:Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, 2009.
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Learning Python [4th edition] by Mark Lutz



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Pretty good although it felt like it took a long time to get into the meaty parts. ( )
  wish-dumain | Apr 1, 2013 |
Very much in line with my learning style, and consistent in approach with other O'Reilly books. A good introduction to Python programming, especially for someone with some programming experience in other languages. It contains plenty of short code examples, sufficient theory, and a number of more in depth projects to help the reader move from learning new techniques to applying the lessons in the context of larger projects. Perhaps a bit too long, as it is a hefty book to carry around. ( )
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This is the 4th edition of Learning Python by Mark Lutz.

Please do not combine with other editions, because they cover different material and correspond to different versions of the Python programming language. This edition covers Python 2.6 and 3.x.
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Google and YouTube use Python because it's highly adaptable, easy to maintain, and allows for rapid development. If you want to write high-quality, efficient code that's easily integrated with other languages and tools, this hands-on book will help you be productive with Python quickly -- whether you're new to programming or just new to Python. It's an easy-to-follow self-paced tutorial, based on author and Python expert Mark Lutz's popular training course.

Each chapter contains a stand-alone lesson on a key component of the language, and includes a unique Test Your Knowledge section with practical exercises and quizzes, so you can practice new skills and test your understanding as you go. You'll find lots of annotated examples and illustrations to help you get started with Python 3.0.

Learn about Python's major built-in object types, such as numbers, lists, and dictionariesCreate and process objects using Python statements, and learn Python's general syntax modelStructure and reuse code using functions, Python's basic procedural toolLearn about Python modules: packages of statements, functions, and other tools, organized into larger componentsDiscover Python's object-oriented programming tool for structuring codeLearn about the exception-handling model, and development tools for writing larger programsExplore advanced Python tools including decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, and Unicode processing

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This new edition of 'Learning Python' provides programmers with a comprehensive and updated introduction to the interactive, object-oriented scripting language. The book introduces basic elements of the latest release of Python 2.5 and covers new features and addresses new topics of interest.… (more)

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