Exploring Python Basics
With chapters selected by Naomi Ceder
  • January 2019
  • ISBN 9781617296581
  • 181 pages
Let's face it. The only way to learn computer programming is to do it. Whether you want to skill up for your next job interview or just get a few pet projects done, programming can be an amazing tool. Python is an especially great tool for beginners, and it’s also a language that grows with you. You can use Python for everything from web development to data science by taking advantage of its huge array of frameworks and toolkits. Know the basics of Python, and you can go (nearly) anywhere in the programming world!

Exploring Python Basics is a collection of chapters from several different Manning books, blended together to give you a tour of everything Python. Hand-picked by Naomi Ceder, the founder of the Python Education Summit, these chapters will get you covering the basics of programming and the quirks and syntax of Python, coding with a Raspberry Pi, and even using Python to model your data to create accurate predictions! After you’re finished, you’ll have a real appreciation for Python, ready to continue your journey into this ever-useful language.

What's inside

  • “Learning how to program” based on chapters from Get Programming: Learn to code with Python by Ana Bell
  • “Meet Raspberry Pi” based on chapters from Hello Raspberry Pi! by Ryan Heitz
  • “Python—Absolute Basics” based on chapters from The Quick Python Book, Third Edition by Naomi Ceder
  • “Modeling and prediction” based on chapters from Real-World Machine Learning by Henrik Brink, Joseph W. Richards, and Mark Fetherolf

About the author

Naomi Ceder is the founder of the Python Education Summit and fellow of the Python Software Foundation. She has been learning, using, and teaching Python since 2001.

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