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A Byte of Python

(5 reviews)

Swaroop C H

Copyright Year: 2013

Publisher: Swaroop C H

Language: English

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Reviewed by Neb Jaksic, Professor, Colorado State University - Pueblo on 12/19/19

The book is written for new first-time programmers on a language that has a huge library, so in its nature it could not be comprehensive. However, the basics are covered well, as was the intention of the author. read more

Reviewed by Omer Soysal, Assistant Professor, Southeastern on 12/17/19

This book, as stated in the Preface, "It is mainly targeted at newbies". Therefore, only basics of Python programming and its environment is explained. read more

Reviewed by Yolanda Anderson, Academic Teaching Specialist, Michigan State University on 11/21/19

This book assumes the reader has no experience with Python and does a good job writing to that assumed audience. There are a few places where it may benefit the reader if it was more comprehensive. For example, there is a list of operators and... read more

Reviewed by Connie Lance, PT Instructor, Aims Community College on 7/30/19

The book has a detailed explanation of how to download and install Python, and how to write and run code in the development environment. This is valuable for people who are new to programming. There is not any actual Python code until twenty pages... read more

Reviewed by Iris Champion, Full Professor, Southern University Shreveport on 4/6/19

There are not a lot of 'Python' textbooks that are designed for beginner programmers. "A Byte of Python' is an easy book to follow in learning how to program using Python. This book is very simple to understand and makes it very simple to develop... read more

Table of Contents

  • First Steps
  • Basics
  • Operators and Expressions
  • Control flow
  • Functions
  • Modules
  • Data Structures
  • Problem Solving
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Input and Output
  • Exceptions
  • Standard Library

About the Book

"A Byte of Python" is a free book on programming using the Python language. It serves as a tutorial or guide to the Python language for a beginner audience. If all you know about computers is how to save text files, then this is the book for you.

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Swaroop C H