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Introduces Python programming with an emphasis on problem-solving
Now in its Third Edition, Practice of Computing Using Python continues to effectively introduce readers to computational thinking using Python, with a strong emphasis on problem solving through computer science. The authors have chosen Python for its simplicity, powerful built-in data structures, advanced control constructs, and practicality. The text is built from the ground up for Python programming, rather than having been translated from Java or C++.
Focusing on data manipulation and analysis as a theme, the text allows readers to work on real problems using Internet-sourced or self-generated data sets that represent their own work and interests. The authors also emphasize program development and provide readers of all backgrounds with a practical foundation in programming that suit their needs. Among other changes, the Third Edition incorporates a switch to the Anaconda distribution, the SPYDER IDE, and a focus on debugging and GUIs.
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I. Thinking About Computing
Ch0: The Study of Computer Science
II. Starting to Program
Ch3: Algorithms and Program Development
III. Data Structures and Functions
Ch4: Working with Strings
Ch6: Files and Exceptions I
Ch7: Lists and Tuples
Ch8: More on Functions
Ch9: Dictionaries and Sets
Ch10: More Program Development
IV. Classes, making your own Data Structure and Algorithms
Ch12: More on Classes
Ch13: Program Development with Classes
V. Being a better programmer
Ch14: Files and Exceptions II
Ch15: Recursion: Another Control Mechanism
Ch16: Other Fun Stuff with Python
Ch17: The End, or Perhaps the Beginning