Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist 2nd Edition

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Allen Downey is a Professor of Computer Science at Olin College of Engineering. He has taught at Wellesley College, Colby College and U.C. Berkeley. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley and Master's and Bachelor's degrees from MIT.


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ O'Reilly Media; 2nd edition (January 12, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 292 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1491939362
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1491939369
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.12 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.01 x 0.61 x 9.17 inches
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Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome introduction to the language!
By K. B. on July 21, 2016
This book is great. However, only buy it if you're the type of person who really needs a hard copy specific to Python3. It has been in the public domain for years in various iterations. There is even an interactive version. I bought it for a class and because I'm the type of learner who needs a tactile thing to write in, fall asleep with, or cry on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Teach Python to use immediately
By oldcow54 on January 27, 2019
Many books on Python give you many facts about the language, however very few of them help you to make your work done, either as a programmer, QA engineer, student, etc. This book is something special - beginning from the scratch for newbies it show you and more important - teach you - to think about the language itself to keep the knowledge of it deep into your mind. With that background you will be able to select appropriate aproach to solve a particular task.
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Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2017
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read but hard copy has missing pages!
By Srideep on June 3, 2017
The good:
This is a wonderfully written book. Having programed for several decades, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed a introductory programing book. This book blends in concepts of how to solve problems while introducing python. The progression of python was done excellently with non-trivial insightful examples.

The bad:
I only gripe I have about my current copy of the book is that there were several pages missing! The 4 star is for these missing pages. Otherwise, this product deserves a 5 star for what it accomplishes.

The temporary fix:
As others have noted, this book is available online and I was able to read the missing pages there!
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