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 profit, yet there is not any swifter method to mastery of the language than studying from a professional instructor. This version of studying Python places you within the arms of 2 professional 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, deals programmers a accomplished studying instrument for Python and object-oriented programming. completely up to date for the various language and sophistication presentation adjustments that experience taken position because the free up of the 1st variation in 1999, this advisor introduces the elemental components of the newest liberate of Python 2.3 and covers new beneficial properties, resembling checklist comprehensions, nested scopes, and iterators/generators. past language gains, this variation 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 recommendations, new assurance of documentation resources, and extra. There also are new use situations all through to make the applying of language positive aspects extra concrete. the 1st a part of studying Python supplies programmers the entire details they are going to have to comprehend and build courses within the Python language, together with kinds, operators, statements, sessions, services, modules and exceptions. The authors then current extra complicated fabric, exhibiting how Python plays universal projects via supplying actual functions and the libraries to be had for these purposes. every one bankruptcy ends with a chain of routines that might try out your Python abilities and degree your understanding.Learning Python, moment variation is a self-paced booklet that permits readers to target the center Python language extensive. As you're employed throughout the e-book, you are going to achieve a deep and entire figuring out of the Python language to help you to appreciate the bigger application-level examples that you're going to stumble upon by yourself. in case you are attracted to studying Python--and are looking to accomplish that quick and efficiently--then studying Python, moment version is your only option.

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2. 3. 4. How to Set Configuration Options B. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 1. 2. Chapter 28 SPECIAL OFFER: Upgrade this ebook with O’Reilly Learning Python, 2nd Edition Mark Lutz David Ascher Editor Linda Mui Copyright © 2009 O'Reilly Media, Inc. O'Reilly Media Dedication To the late Frank Willison, our mentor, friend, and first editor. SPECIAL OFFER: Upgrade this ebook with O’Reilly Click here for more information on this offer! com/9780596002817/. Please use a standard desktop web browser to access these files, as they may not be accessible from all ereader devices.

Because Python has been around for over a decade and has been widely used, it is also very stable and robust. Besides individual users, Python is also being applied in real revenue-generating products, by real companies. For instance, Google and Yahoo! currently use Python in Internet services; Hewlett-Packard, Seagate, and IBM use Python for hardware testing; Industrial Light and Magic and other companies use Python in the production of movie animation; and so on. Probably the only common thread behind companies using Python today is that Python is used all over the map, in terms of application domains.

2. 2. Is Python a Scripting Language? 3. Okay, But What's the Downside? 4. Who Uses Python Today? 5. What Can I Do with Python? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 6. What Are Python's Technical Strengths? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 7. How Does Python Stack Up to Language X? 2. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. Future Possibilities? 3. 1. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 5. 1. 2. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Future Possibilities? 12. Which Option Should I Use? 13. Part I Exercises II. Types and Operations 4. 1. 2. Why Use Built-in Types?

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