A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming
Author: Eric Matthes
Publisher: No Starch Press
Learn Python—Fast! Python Crash Course is a fast-paced, thorough introduction to Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making things that work in no time. In the first half of the book, you’ll learn about basic programming concepts, such as lists, dictionaries, classes, and loops, and practice writing clean and readable code with exercises for each topic. You’ll also learn how to make your programs interactive and how to test your code safely before adding it to a project. In the second half of the book, you’ll put your new knowledge into practice with three substantial projects: a Space Invaders–inspired arcade game, data visualizations with Python’s super-handy libraries, and a simple web app you can deploy online. As you work through Python Crash Course you’ll learn how to: *Use powerful Python libraries and tools, including matplotlib, NumPy, and Pygal *Make 2D games that respond to keypresses and mouse clicks, and that grow more difficult as the game progresses *Work with data to generate interactive visualizations *Create and customize Web apps and deploy them safely online *Deal with mistakes and errors so you can solve your own programming problems If you’ve been thinking seriously about digging into programming, Python Crash Course will get you up to speed and have you writing real programs fast. Why wait any longer? Start your engines and code! Uses Python 2 and 3
A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming
Author: Eric Matthes
Publisher: No Starch Press
Python Crash Course is a fast-paced, thorough introduction to Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making things that work in no time. In the first half of the book, you’ll learn about basic programming concepts, such as lists, dictionaries, classes, and loops, and practice writing clean and readable code with exercises for each topic. You’ll also learn how to make your programs interactive and how to test your code safely before adding it to a project. In the second half of the book, you’ll put your new knowledge into practice with three substantial projects: a Space Invaders–inspired arcade game, data visualizations with Python’s super-handy libraries, and a simple web app you can deploy online. As you work through Python Crash Course you’ll learn how to: –Use powerful Python libraries and tools, including matplotlib, NumPy, and Pygal –Make 2D games that respond to keypresses and mouse clicks, and that grow more difficult as the game progresses –Work with data to generate interactive visualizations –Create and customize Web apps and deploy them safely online –Deal with mistakes and errors so you can solve your own programming problems If you’ve been thinking seriously about digging into programming, Python Crash Course will get you up to speed and have you writing real programs fast. Why wait any longer? Start your engines and code! Uses Python 2 and 3
Python is a powerful programming language that’s easy to learn and fun to play with. But once you’ve gotten a handle on the basics, what do you do next? Python Playground is a collection of imaginative programming projects that will inspire you to use Python to make art and music, build simulations of real-world phenomena, and interact with hardware like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. You’ll learn to use common Python tools and libraries like numpy, matplotlib, and pygame to do things like: –Generate Spirograph-like patterns using parametric equations and the turtle module –Create music on your computer by simulating frequency overtones –Translate graphical images into ASCII art –Write an autostereogram program that produces 3D images hidden beneath random patterns –Make realistic animations with OpenGL shaders by exploring particle systems, transparency, and billboarding techniques –Construct 3D visualizations using data from CT and MRI scans –Build a laser show that responds to music by hooking up your computer to an Arduino Programming shouldn’t be a chore. Have some solid, geeky fun with Python Playground. The projects in this book are compatible with both Python 2 and 3.
A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code
Author: Zed A. Shaw
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
You Will Learn Python 3! Zed Shaw has perfected the world’s best system for learning Python 3. Follow it and you will succeed—just like the millions of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else. In Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, you’ll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you’ll learn how a computer works; what good programs look like; and how to read, write, and think about code. Zed then teaches you even more in 5+ hours of video where he shows you how to break, fix, and debug your code—live, as he’s doing the exercises. Install a complete Python environment Organize and write code Fix and break code Basic mathematics Variables Strings and text Interact with users Work with files Looping and logic Data structures using lists and dictionaries Program design Object-oriented programming Inheritance and composition Modules, classes, and objects Python packaging Automated testing Basic game development Basic web development It’ll be hard at first. But soon, you’ll just get it—and that will feel great! This course will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you’ll know one of the world’s most powerful, popular programming languages. You’ll be a Python programmer. This Book Is Perfect For Total beginners with zero programming experience Junior developers who know one or two languages Returning professionals who haven’t written code in years Seasoned professionals looking for a fast, simple, crash course in Python 3
Java is the world’s most popular programming language, but it’s known for having a steep learning curve. Learn Java the Easy Way takes the chore out of learning Java with hands-on projects that will get you building real, functioning apps right away. You’ll start by familiarizing yourself with JShell, Java’s interactive command line shell that allows programmers to run single lines of code and get immediate feedback. Then, you’ll create a guessing game, a secret message encoder, and a multitouch bubble-drawing app for both desktop and mobile devices using Eclipse, an industry-standard IDE, and Android Studio, the development environment for making Android apps. As you build these apps, you’ll learn how to: -Perform calculations, manipulate text strings, and generate random colors -Use conditions, loops, and methods to make your programs responsive and concise -Create functions to reuse code and save time -Build graphical user interface (GUI) elements, including buttons, menus, pop-ups, and sliders -Take advantage of Eclipse and Android Studio features to debug your code and find, fix, and prevent common mistakes If you’ve been thinking about learning Java, Learn Java the Easy Way will bring you up to speed in no time.
Get a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the core Python language with this hands-on book. Based on author Mark Lutz’s popular training course, this updated fifth edition will help you quickly write efficient, high-quality code with Python. It’s an ideal way to begin, whether you’re new to programming or a professional developer versed in other languages. Complete with quizzes, exercises, and helpful illustrations, this easy-to-follow, self-paced tutorial gets you started with both Python 2.7 and 3.3— the latest releases in the 3.X and 2.X lines—plus all other releases in common use today. You’ll also learn some advanced language features that recently have become more common in Python code. Explore Python’s major built-in object types such as numbers, lists, and dictionaries Create and process objects with Python statements, and learn Python’s general syntax model Use functions to avoid code redundancy and package code for reuse Organize statements, functions, and other tools into larger components with modules Dive into classes: Python’s object-oriented programming tool for structuring code Write large programs with Python’s exception-handling model and development tools Learn advanced Python tools, including decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, and Unicode processing
This book is suitable for use in a university-level first course in computing (CS1), as well as the increasingly popular course known as CS0. It is difficult for many students to master basic concepts in computer science and programming. A large portion of the confusion can be blamed on the complexity of the tools and materials that are traditionally used to teach CS1 and CS2. This textbook was written with a single overarching goal: to present the core concepts of computer science as simply as possible without being simplistic.
Learn how to program in Python while making and breaking ciphers—algorithms used to create and send secret messages! After a crash course in Python programming basics, you’ll learn to make, test, and hack programs that encrypt text with classical ciphers like the transposition cipher and Vigenère cipher. You’ll begin with simple programs for the reverse and Caesar ciphers and then work your way up to public key cryptography, the type of encryption used to secure today’s online transactions, including digital signatures, email, and Bitcoin. Each program includes the full code and a line-by-line explanation of how things work. By the end of the book, you’ll have learned how to code in Python and you’ll have the clever programs to prove it! You’ll also learn how to: - Combine loops, variables, and flow control statements into real working programs - Use dictionary files to instantly detect whether decrypted messages are valid English or gibberish - Create test programs to make sure that your code encrypts and decrypts correctly - Code (and hack!) a working example of the affine cipher, which uses modular arithmetic to encrypt a message - Break ciphers with techniques such as brute-force and frequency analysis There’s no better way to learn to code than to play with real programs. Cracking Codes with Python makes the learning fun!
The Book of R is a comprehensive, beginner-friendly guide to R, the world’s most popular programming language for statistical analysis. Even if you have no programming experience and little more than a grounding in the basics of mathematics, you’ll find everything you need to begin using R effectively for statistical analysis. You’ll start with the basics, like how to handle data and write simple programs, before moving on to more advanced topics, like producing statistical summaries of your data and performing statistical tests and modeling. You’ll even learn how to create impressive data visualizations with R’s basic graphics tools and contributed packages, like ggplot2 and ggvis, as well as interactive 3D visualizations using the rgl package. Dozens of hands-on exercises (with downloadable solutions) take you from theory to practice, as you learn: –The fundamentals of programming in R, including how to write data frames, create functions, and use variables, statements, and loops –Statistical concepts like exploratory data analysis, probabilities, hypothesis tests, and regression modeling, and how to execute them in R –How to access R’s thousands of functions, libraries, and data sets –How to draw valid and useful conclusions from your data –How to create publication-quality graphics of your results Combining detailed explanations with real-world examples and exercises, this book will provide you with a solid understanding of both statistics and the depth of R’s functionality. Make The Book of R your doorway into the growing world of data analysis.
For Beginners: A Crash Course Guide to Learn Python in 1 Week
Author: Timothy C. Needham
Publisher: Independently Published
Category: Computer programming
Become a Python Programming Expert With Ease! Python is a simple yet powerful programming language that can enable you to start thinking like a programmer right from the beginning. It is very readable and the stress many beginners face about memorizing arcane syntax typically presented by other programming languages will not affect you at all. Conversely, you will be able to concentrate on learning concepts and paradigms of programming. This book shall introduce you to an easy way to learn Python in just 7 days and in this time, be able to complete your own projects! By reading the book and implementing what you learn herein, you will realize just why major institutions like NASA, Google, Mozilla, Yahoo, Dropbox, IBM, Facebook and many others prefer to use python in their core products, services and business processes. Let's begin. Here what you'll learn after downloading this Python for Beginners book: ✓Introduction ✓Chapter 1: Python: A Comprehensive Background ✓Chapter 2: How to Download and Install Python✓Chapter 3: Python Glossary ✓Chapter 4: Interacting with Python ✓Chapter 5: Using Turtle for a Simple Drawing ✓Chapter 6: Variables ✓Chapter 7: Loops✓Chapter 8: Native Python Datatypes✓Chapter 9: Python Dictionaries ✓Chapter 10: Boolean Logic and Conditional Statements ✓Chapter 11: Constructing 'While' Loops In Python Chapter 12: Constructing 'For Loops' In Python Programming ✓Chapter 13: Constructing Classes and Defining Objects This Book Is Perfect For: ✓- Total beginners with zero programming experience ✓- Returning professionals who haven't written code in years✓- Seasoned professionals looking for a fast, simple, crash course in Python Download your copy today!
- The Bible- 3 Manuscripts in 1 Book: -Python Programming for Beginners -Python Programming for Intermediates -Python Programming for Advanced
Author: Maurice J. Thompson
Publisher: Independently Published
This Box Set Includes 3 Books: Python Programming For Beginners - Learn The Basics Of Python In 7 Days! Python Programming For Intermediates - Learn The Basics Of Python In 7 Days! Python Programming For Advanced - Learn The Basics Of Python In 7 Days! Python Programming For Beginners - Learn The Basics Of Python In 7 Days! Here's what you'll learn from this book:✓Introduction ✓Understanding Python: A Detailed Background ✓How Python Works ✓Python Glossary ✓How to Download and Install Python ✓Python Programming 101: Interacting With Python in Different Ways ✓How to Write Your First Python Program ✓Variables, Strings, Lists, Tuples, Dictionaries ✓About User-Defined Functions ✓How to Write User-Defined Functions in Python ✓About Coding Style ✓Practice Projects: The Python Projects for Your Practice Python Programming For Intermediates - Learn The Basics Of Python In 7 Days! Here's what you'll learn from this book:✓ Shallow copy and deep copy ✓ Objects and classes in Python-including python inheritance, multiple inheritances, and so on ✓ Recursion in Python ✓ Debugging and testing ✓ Fibonacci sequence (definition) and Memoization in Python in Python ✓ Arguments in Python ✓ Namespaces in Python and Python Modules ✓ Simple Python projects for Intermediates Python Programming For Advanced - Learn The Basics Of Python In 7 Days! Here's what you'll learn from this book:✓File management✓Python Iterator✓Python Generator✓Regular Expressions ✓Python Closure✓Python Property✓Python Assert, and✓Simple recap projects Start Coding Now!
If you’ve ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you? In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you’ll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand—no prior programming experience required. Once you’ve mastered the basics of programming, you’ll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation to: –Search for text in a file or across multiple files –Create, update, move, and rename files and folders –Search the Web and download online content –Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size –Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs –Send reminder emails and text notifications –Fill out online forms Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks. Don’t spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you’ve never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work. Learn how in Automate the Boring Stuff with Python. Note: The programs in this book are written to run on Python 3.
Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python will teach you how to make computer games using the popular Python programming language—even if you’ve never programmed before! Begin by building classic games like Hangman, Guess the Number, and Tic-Tac-Toe, and then work your way up to more advanced games, like a text-based treasure hunting game and an animated collision-dodging game with sound effects. Along the way, you’ll learn key programming and math concepts that will help you take your game programming to the next level. Learn how to: *Combine loops, variables, and flow control statements into real working programs *Choose the right data structures for the job, such as lists, dictionaries, and tuples *Add graphics and animation to your games with the pygame module *Handle keyboard and mouse input *Program simple artificial intelligence so you can play against the computer *Use cryptography to convert text messages into secret code *Debug your programs and find common errors As you work through each game, you’ll build a solid foundation in Python and an understanding of computer science fundamentals. What new game will you create with the power of Python? The projects in this book are compatible with Python 3.
You Don't Need An Expensive Computer Science Degree, A 500 Page Textbook or A Genius Mind To Learn The Basics Of Python Programming! How many times have you thought about learning how to code but got discouraged because you had no technical background, didn't have the time to learn, or you just didn't think you were smart enough? Would you like to learn the basics of python programming in as little as 5 days - even if you are a complete novice? If so, this book can help you (Read on to learn how to get the kindle edition FREE) Technology Entrepreneur, James Tudor, provides a concise, step-by-step guide to Python programming for beginners. A lot of examples, illustrations, end of chapter summary and practice exercises (with solutions) are provided to help the reader learn faster, remember longer and develop a thorough understanding of key concepts. In This Book, you'll discover: A concise. Simple. Newby friendly style of teaching that lends itself well to beginners Chapters that have been sliced into bite-size chunks to give you the information you need (at that point in time) so you're not overwhelmed. Lots of simple, step-by-step examples and illustrations are used to emphasis key concepts and help improve your understanding Each practice exercise builds on concepts discussed in previous chapters so your learning is reinforced as you progress. Topics are carefully selected to give you a broad exposure to Python, while not overwhelming you with too much (potentially unnecessary) information. An end of chapter summary is presented to give you key take aways that help you solidify your understanding Some of the topics covered include: How to get started - what you need and where to get it (Chapter 1) How a computer functions and what a computer program is (Chapter 2) Simple data types that are available to you and how to manipulate them (Chapter 3) How to effectively control and direct your programs flow using conditions and loops (Chapter 4) How to organise, simplify and make your code flexible using functions and modules (Chapter 5) A simple overview of Object Oriented Programming (Chapter 6) Effective file handling techniques (Chapter 7) How to correctly anticipate and handle errors (Chapter 8) How to effectively test your code (Chapter 9) ...and much, much more! PLUS, BONUS MATERIALS: The first few pages of this book will show you how to download an answer booklet that summarizes all the solution to the practice exercises in this book. Because this book is enrolled in Kindle Matchbook Program, the kindle edition of this book will be available to you for free when you purchase the paperback version from Amazon.com. If you're ready to take charge of your programming future, grab a copy of this book today! You no longer have to waste your time and money trying to learn Python from expensive online courses, college degrees or unnecessarily long textbooks that leave you thousands of dollars in debt, more confused and frustrated. Scroll to the top of the page and click the "BUY NOW" button!
The Definitive Guide to Programming Professionally
Author: Cory Althoff
I am a self-taught programmer. After a year of self-study, I learned to program well enough to land a job as a software engineer II at eBay. Once I got there, I realized I was severely under-prepared. I was overwhelmed by the amount of things I needed to know but hadn't learned yet. My journey learning to program, and my experience at my first job as a software engineer were the inspiration for this book. This book is not just about learning to program; although you will learn to code. If you want to program professionally, it is not enough to learn to code; that is why, in addition to helping you learn to program, I also cover the rest of the things you need to know to program professionally that classes and books don't teach you. "The Self-taught Programmer" is a roadmap, a guide to take you from writing your first Python program, to passing your first technical interview. I divided the book into six sections: 1. Learn to program in Python 3 and build your first program. 2. Learn Object-oriented programming and create a powerful Python program to get you hooked. 3. Learn to use tools like Git, Bash, regular expressions and databases. Then use your new coding skills to build a web scraper. 4. Study Computer Science fundamentals including computer architecture, data structures, algorithms and network programming. 5. Learn to program for production: I cover the software development process, testing, and best coding practices.6. Finish with tips for working with a team and landing a programming job.You CAN learn to program professionally. The path is there. Will you take it?
Python (Computer program language) by Code Academy
Become a Python Programming Expert With Ease! What if you had access to a python guide that literally takes you step by step through every essential process of learning the python language? Imagine you have a world of opportunity going in to the future. Learning programming is one of the best decisions you can make at this point in time. It's better to step in now before it's too late. The Code Academy is here to help you achieve your programming goals. With more than a decade of experience we teach people from all ages and cultures the ins and outs of computer programming. In an ever changing world, now is the time to learn skills that will set you up for the future. We will take you step by step through every phase. We will give you exercises so you can test your newly learned skills. We will make you a Programming Expert! In this book, you'll learn: - How to setup your python environment (like the pro's) - Learn the Python Basic Syntax Rules, Variables and Values - How to become a "smooth operator" with the basic operators in Python - How to use Python Data Types - 60] exercises throughout the book to get you from Grasshopper to instant Jedi in no-time - BONUS: Get all the exercises in the book in Python Files for easy experimenting Buy this book now to become a python programming expert with ease! Do your future-self a favor buy this guide NOW at the top of this page and get going already!
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