Practice of Computing Using Python, The, 3rd edition

  • William F. Punch
  • Richard Enbody

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Introduces Python programming with an emphasis on problem-solving

Now in its Third Edition, Practice of Computing Using Python continues to effectively introduce readers to computational thinking using Python, with a strong emphasis on problem solving through computer science. The authors have chosen Python for its simplicity, powerful built-in data structures, advanced control constructs, and practicality. The text is built from the ground up for Python programming, rather than having been translated from Java or C++.


Focusing on data manipulation and analysis as a theme, the text allows readers to work on real problems using Internet-sourced or self-generated data sets that represent their own work and interests. The authors also emphasize program development and provide readers of all backgrounds with a practical foundation in programming that suit their needs. Among other changes, the Third Edition incorporates a switch to the Anaconda distribution, the SPYDER IDE, and a focus on debugging and GUIs.


0134520513 / 9780134520513   The Practice of Computing Using Python plus MyProgrammingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 3/e


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Table of contents

I. Thinking About Computing

0. The Study of Computer Science


II. Starting to Program

1. Beginnings

2. Control
3. Algorithms and Program Development


III. Data Structures and Functions

4. Working with Strings

5. Functions-QuickStart

6. Files and Exceptions I

7. Lists and Tuples

8. More on Functions

9. Dictionaries and Sets

10. More Program Development


IV. Classes, making your own Data Structure and Algorithms

12. More on Classes

13. Program Development with Classes


V. Being a better programmer

14. Files and Exceptions II

15. Recursion: Another Control Mechanism

16. Other Fun Stuff with Python

17. The End, or Perhaps the Beginning


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