Beginning Python – Peter C. Norton – 1st Edition

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This tutorial offers readers a thorough introduction to programming in Python 2.4, the portable, interpreted, object-oriented programming language that combines power with clear syntax

Beginning programmers will quickly learn to develop robust, reliable, and reusable Python applications for Web development, scientific applications, and system tasks for users or administrators

Discusses the basics of installing Python as well as the new features of Python release 2.4, which make it easier for users to create scientific and Web applications

Features examples of various operating systems throughout the book, including Linux, Mac OS X / BSD, and Windows XP

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Chapter 1: Programming Basics and Strings.
Chapter 2: Numbers and Operators.
Chapter 3: Variables-Names for Values.
Chapter 4: Making Decisions.
Chapter 5: Functions.
Chapter 6: Classes and Objects.
Chapter 7: Organizing Programs.
Chapter 8: Files and Directories.
Chapter 9: Other Features of the Language.
Chapter 10: Building a Module.
Chapter 11: Text Processing.
Chapter 12: Testing.
Chapter 13: Writing a GUI with Python.
Chapter 14: Accessing Databases.
Chapter 15: Using Python for XML.
Chapter 16: Network Programming.
Chapter 17: Extension Programming with C.
Chapter 18: Writing Shareware and Commercial Programs.
Chapter 19: Numerical Programming.
Chapter 20: Python in the Enterprise.
Chapter 21: Web Applications and Web Services.
Chapter 22: Integrating Java with Python.

Appendix A: Answers to Exercises.
Appendix B: Online Resources.
Appendix C: What's New in Python
Glossary.
Index.

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