Starting Out with Python, 5th edition

  • Tony Gaddis

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Overview

In Starting Out with Python®, 5th Edition, Tony Gaddis' accessible coverage introduces you to the basics of programming in a high-level language. Python, an easy-to-learn and increasingly popular object-oriented language, allows you to become comfortable with the fundamentals of programming without the troublesome syntax that can be challenging for novices. With the knowledge acquired using Python, you'll gain confidence in your skills and learn to recognize the logic behind developing high-quality programs. Starting Out with Python discusses control structures, functions, and lists before classes.

As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, focused explanations, and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter. Updates to the 5th Edition include a new chapter on database programming, and new coverage of GUI programming, string processing and formatting, and turtle graphics topics.

Published by Pearson (March 17th 2021) - Copyright © 2021

ISBN-13: 9780136912330

Subject: Programming - Introductory

Category: Python

Table of contents

Brief Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Computers and Programming
  2. Input, Processing, and Output
  3. Decision Structures and Boolean Logic
  4. Repetition Structures
  5. Functions
  6. Files and Exceptions
  7. Lists and Tuples
  8. More About Strings
  9. Dictionaries and Sets
  10. Classes and Object-Oriented Programming
  11. Inheritance
  12. Recursion
  13. GUI Programming
  14. Database Programming

Appendix A: Installing Python

Appendix B: Introduction to IDLE

Appendix C: The ASCII Character Set

Appendix D: Predefined Named Colors

Appendix E: More About the import Statement

Appendix F: Formatting Numeric Output with the format() Function

Appendix G: Installing Modules with the pip Utility

Appendix H: Answers to Checkpoints

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