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Use Python to build programs, debug code, and simplify development
Wrap yourself up in the structures, libraries, and advanced features of Python
Looking for a powerful yet easy-to-read programming language? Then slither up to Python! This friendly reference introduces you to Python, the portable, interactive language that combines great power with clear syntax. Get familiar with Python's building blocks; work with strings, dictionaries, and sets; and find out everything you need to write a robust program.
Discover how to
- Process lists and tuples
- Direct a program with control structures
- Build applications with modules and packages
- Get a charge from the "batteries included" libraries
- Understand the new features of Python 2.5, including SQLite
About the Author
got her hands on an original 128K Mac in 1984 and has been writing about computers ever since. She has over fifteen years’ experience in instructional design, writing, and editing end-user computer manuals, including tutorials and user’s guides for Apple Newton, HyperCard and HyperTalk, and DVD Studio Pro.
Aahz Maruch is a writer, trainer, and consultant who has been using Python for more than seven years. He has been using computers professionally for 20 years, and his background includes stints of high-end tech support, systems administration, and programming. Aahz is currently working as a programmer for a company with a Web-based application.