A book about programming with Python with Four Projects and over 100 Exercises and Answers
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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.
Examples and Exercises in electronic form can be downloaded here.
Book updated in a Second Edition with corrections May 2023.
2. Names and Functions
4. Making Lists
5. More with Lists and Strings
7. Arranging Things
8. When Things Go Wrong
10. The Other Numbers
11. The Standard Library
12. Building Bigger Programs
Project 2: Noughts and Crosses
Project 3: Counting Calories
Project 4: Photo Finish