By Ted Herman

A sensible begin to Computing with Python permits scholars to fast study computing with no need to exploit loops, variables, and item abstractions first and foremost. Requiring no previous programming event, the publication attracts on Python’s versatile facts forms and operations in addition to its potential for outlining new services. besides the specifics of Python, the textual content covers vital strategies of computing, together with software program engineering motivation, algorithms in the back of syntax ideas, complicated sensible programming principles, and, in brief, finite country machines.

Taking a student-friendly, interactive method of train computing, the e-book addresses more challenging recommendations and abstractions later within the textual content. the writer offers plentiful reasons of information varieties, operators, and expressions. He additionally describes comprehensions―the robust requirements of lists and dictionaries―before introducing loops and variables. This process is helping scholars higher comprehend task syntax and new release through giving them a psychological version of subtle info first.

Web Resource
The book’s supplementary web site at http://functionalfirstpython.com/ offers many ancillaries, including:

  • Interactive flashcards on Python language elements
  • Links to additional help for every chapter
  • Unit trying out and programming exercises
  • An interactive Python stepper tool
  • Chapter-by-chapter issues
  • Material for lectures

Show description

Read Online or Download A functional start to computing with Python PDF

Similar python books

Learning BeagleBone Python Programming

BeagleBone is a barebone laptop that may be configured and customised for various purposes and is nearly part the cost of a typical machine. This publication will disguise the fundamentals of the way BeagleBone Black's interface subsystems paintings, and will be managed utilizing well known Python libraries for BeagleBone Black.

Instant OpenCV Starter

Start with OpenCV utilizing functional, hands-on initiatives with this ebook and e-book evaluate study whatever new immediately! a quick, speedy, concentrated advisor offering instant effects step-by-step deploy of OpenCV in home windows and Linux Examples and code in keeping with real-life implementation of OpenCV to aid the reader comprehend the significance of this expertise Codes and algorithms with special factors intimately within the electronic age of picture and video sharing, the necessity for laptop imaginative and prescient is at an all time excessive.

Data Analysis with Open Source Tools: A hands-on guide for programmers and data scientists

Amassing information is comparatively effortless, yet turning uncooked details into whatever valuable calls for that you simply understand how to extract accurately what you would like. With this insightful publication, intermediate to skilled programmers drawn to facts research will research options for operating with info in a company surroundings.

Data Structures and Algorithms Using Python and C++

THIS publication is meant to be used in a conventional college-level info buildings path (commonly referred to as CS2). This booklet assumes that scholars have discovered the elemental syntax of Python and been uncovered to using latest periods. most standard CS1 classes that use Python could have lined the entire helpful subject matters, and a few can have coated many of the themes lined during this booklet.

Extra resources for A functional start to computing with Python

Sample text

In computing science, abstraction techniques give us the leverage to amplify human reasoning. To fully appreciate what that last statement implies, we will need to see many examples, mostly coming later in the book. ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ “book” — 2013/6/21 — 16:18 ✐ 28 ✐ A Functional Start to Computing with Python Programs written in C can be very efficient, but they can also be quite difficult to understand. A portion of an extreme example is seen on the left. c The grams can become inscrutable. program is a cleverly written, purposefully In the C language, there are essentially three confusing program submitted to the 1988 basic data types: integers, floating point numObfuscated C Programming Contest.

True 'T' 'storm' False (5, 6, True, 'so', 9) [ 'Take2', 100, 0 ] { 'ace':12, 'bottom':-3 } 25 ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ “book” — 2013/6/21 — 16:18 ✐ 26 ✐ A Functional Start to Computing with Python Science is the systematic classification of experience. — George Henry Lewes Types are to computing what dimensional units are to physics and chemistry. In physics, units are grams, volts, joules, calories, and degrees, to name a few. In computing there are bits, bytes, terabytes, functions, records, and other nomenclature.

Another useful tool is a Python-friendly editor. For that, Notepad++ is a good choice. If you launch Notepad++ and then open a Python script file (or create a new one) there is a menu for language, under which Python and 50 other computer languages appear. Selecting Python adds lots of nice features to help with Python programs. py” on the file name. On the Windows desktop or viewing a folder, the suffix is commonly hidden. Some beginners will try to force this by renaming a file, only to have Windows add its own suffix.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.28 of 5 – based on 34 votes