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A Byte of Python

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Swaroop C H

Copyright Year: 2013

Publisher: Swaroop C H

Language: English

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Reviewed by Linda Sundbye, Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver on 9/18/22

The text is well written and provides a solid introduction to the basics of Python programming for beginners. It is easy to read. In general, the author provides one clear coding example of each topic. read more

Reviewed by Changhong Liu, Assistant Professor, Trine University on 6/20/22

It covers most of the basics of python and it will be a good book for students who are new to the python language read more

Reviewed by Shruti Nagpal, Assistant Professor, Worcester State University on 6/30/21

This book goes into detail on the aspects of programming with Python. A good beginner's book on Python programming language. This book is good for both the students who do not have any previous programming skills as well as those who have some... read more

Reviewed by Shivani Mogullapalli, Graduate Assistant, Colorado State University on 4/30/21

This book is very comprehensive. It covers all the topics from the start like what is Python, why should we use python and also gives a detailed explanation of how to install python. It starts with the basic flows, data types, loops, functions,... read more

Reviewed by Chunmei Liu, Professor, Howard University on 2/9/21

This book is comprehensive. It starts with why python, how to install python in different platforms, and then choose an editor and install. Then it introduces different data types, control flows, functions, function parameters, modules, packages,... read more

Reviewed by Joseph Jess, Instructor, Linn-Benton Community College on 7/1/20

An excellent beginner level book on Python. "A Byte of Python" covers many of the language features I would expect a programmer to pick up early on. I appreciate the additional references and bits of historical context that come up. I would... read more

Reviewed by Marvin Daniels, Adjunct Instructor, Middlesex Community College on 6/1/20

This book goes into detail on the aspects of programming with Python. A good beginning basic book on this programming language. read more

Reviewed by Laurie Seeder, Instructor, LSUE on 5/1/20

This book gives a very good fundamental plan for the beginner. read more

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, updated 5/6/19

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

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  • 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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