Learning Python, Second Edition by Mark Lutz

By Mark Lutz

Moveable, robust, and a breeze to exploit, Python is the preferred open resource object-oriented programming language used for either standalone courses and scripting functions. Python is taken into account effortless to benefit, yet there is no swifter technique to mastery of the language than studying from knowledgeable instructor. This version of studying Python places you within the fingers of 2 specialist academics, Mark Lutz and David Ascher, whose pleasant, well-structured prose has guided many a programmer to talent with the language.Learning Python, moment version, bargains programmers a entire studying device for Python and object-oriented programming. completely up-to-date for the varied language and sophistication presentation alterations that experience taken position because the unlock of the 1st version in 1999, this consultant introduces the elemental components of the most recent unlock of Python 2.3 and covers new positive aspects, akin to checklist comprehensions, nested scopes, and iterators/generators. past language beneficial properties, this version of studying Python additionally contains new context for less-experienced programmers, together with clean overviews of object-oriented programming and dynamic typing, new discussions of application release and configuration thoughts, new assurance of documentation assets, and extra. There also are new use circumstances all through to make the applying of language positive aspects extra concrete. the 1st a part of studying Python supplies programmers all of the info they're going to have to comprehend and build courses within the Python language, together with varieties, operators, statements, periods, capabilities, modules and exceptions. The authors then current extra complex fabric, displaying how Python plays universal projects through providing actual functions and the libraries to be had for these functions. each one bankruptcy ends with a chain of routines that may try out your Python talents and degree your understanding.Learning Python, moment version is a self-paced publication that permits readers to target the center Python language extensive. As you're employed throughout the ebook, you are going to achieve a deep and entire realizing of the Python language that can assist you to appreciate the bigger application-level examples that you're going to come upon by yourself. in case you are drawn to studying Python--and are looking to achieve this quick and efficiently--then studying Python, moment variation is your only option.

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On Windows, for example, Python scripts can use frameworks to script MS Word and Excel, and serve the same sorts of roles as Visual Basic. Database Programming Python's standard pickle module provides a simple object persistence system—it allows programs to easily save and restore entire Python objects to files and file-like objects. For more traditional database demands, there are Python interfaces to Sybase, Oracle, Informix, ODBC, MySQL, and more. The Python world has also defined a portable database API for accessing SQL database systems from Python scripts, which looks the same on a variety of underlying database systems.

Program portability Most Python programs run unchanged on all major computer platforms. Porting Python code between Unix and Windows, for example, is usually just a matter of copying a script's code between machines. Moreover, Python offers multiple options for coding portable graphical user interfaces. Support libraries Python comes with a large collection of prebuilt and portable functionality, known as the standard library. This library supports an array of application-level programming tasks, from text pattern matching, to network scripting.

3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 6. 1. 2. 3. References and Garbage Collection 5. 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 3. 1. 4. 1. 2. 3. 5. 1. 2. Mutable Types Can Be Changed in-Place 6. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Dictionary Usage Notes 7. 1. 1. Why Lists and Tuples? 2. 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 1. 2. 3. 4. 10. Part II Exercises III. Statements and Syntax 8. 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 1. 2. Redirecting the Output Stream 9. 1. 1. 2. 2. 1. 2. 3. 3. Truth Tests 10. 1. 1. 2. 2. 1. 2. 3. 3. 1. 2. 4. 1. 2. 3.

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