The Practice of Computing using Python

The Practice of Computing using Python
Authors
William Punch, Richard Enbody
ISBN
0136110673
Published
07 Mar 2010
Purchase online
amazon.com

A problem-solving approach to programming with Python. The Practice of Computing using Python, first edition is intended to teach problem solving within the context of CS1 to both majors and non-majors using Python as a vehicle. As such the authors cover general concepts like hardware, complexity, and software engineering as well as general concepts of programming using the Python language.

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A problem-solving approach to programming with Python. The Practice of Computing using Python, first edition is intended to teach problem solving within the context of CS1 to both majors and non-majors using Python as a vehicle. As such the authors cover general concepts like hardware, complexity, and software engineering as well as general concepts of programming using the Python language. In the end, if a student takes no other programming course than one such as this, they can be productive programmers who understand general principles of computation and can produce useful, meaningful results in their respective fields of study.

The Study of Computer Science; Starting to Program–Beginnings, Control, Algorithms and Program Development; Organizing: Data Structures and Functions–Working with Strings, Functions–QuickStart, Lists and Tuples, Dictionaries and Sets, Files; Classes: Making Your Own Data Structures & Algorithms–Program Development with Classes; Becoming a Better Programmer–Exceptions and Exception Handling, Testing, Recursion—another control mechanism, Getting and Using Python, Simple Drawing with Turtle Graphics, Plotting and Numeric Tools, Python 3.0.

Anyone interested in learning Python or computer programming skills in general.

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