A new book about programming with Python with Four Projects and over 100 Exercises and Answers
Amazon paperback $29.99  | DRM-free PDF $19.99.

In Python from the Very Beginning John Whitington takes a no-prerequisites approach to teaching the basics of a modern general-purpose programming language. Each small, self-contained chapter introduces a new topic, building until the reader can write quite substantial programs. There are plenty of questions and, crucially, worked answers and hints.

 

Python from the Very Beginning will appeal both to new programmers, and to experienced programmers eager to explore functional languages such as Haskell. It is suitable both for formal use within an undergraduate or graduate curriculum, and for the interested amateur.

Get it now on Amazon as a printed book for $29.99 or less, or as DRM-free PDF for just $19.99.

Examples and Exercises in electronic form can be downloaded here.

 

(While you're here, download the same author's Popular Science book A Machine Made this Book for free.)

Sample chapters

 

Front Matter (Contents, Preface, Getting Ready)

1. Starting Off

2. Names and Functions

Using Scripts

3. Again and Again

4. Making Lists

5. More with Lists and Strings

6. Prettier Printing

7. Arranging Things

8. When Things Go Wrong

9. More with Files

10. The Other Numbers

11. The Standard Library

12. Building Bigger Programs

Project 1: Pretty Pictures

Project 2: Noughts and Crosses

Project 3: Counting Calories

Project 4: Photo Finish

 

Answers to Questions | Hints for Questions | Index

 

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