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Starting Out With Python, Global Edition : Fourth Edition - Gaddis, Tony

Starting Out With Python, Global Edition

Fourth Edition

Paperback Published: 8th March 2018
ISBN: 9781292225753
Number Of Pages: 744

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In Starting Out with Python, Fourth Edition Tony Gaddis’ evenly-paced, accessible coverage introduces students to the basics of programming and prepares them to transition into more complicated languages. Python, an easy-to-learn and increasingly popular object-oriented language, allows readers to become comfortable with the fundamentals of programming without the troublesome syntax that can be challenging for novices. With the knowledge acquired using Python, students gain confidence in their skills and learn to recognize the logic behind developing high-quality programs.

Starting Out with Python discusses control structures, functions, arrays, and pointers before objects and classes. As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, detail-oriented explanations, and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter.

Teaching and Learning Experience:

This program presents a better teaching and learning experience – for you and your students. It will help:

  • Enhance Learning with the Gaddis Approach: Gaddis’s accessible approach features clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise real-world examples, and exercises in every chapter.
  • Support Instructors and Students: Student and instructor resources are available to expand on the topics presented in the text.
  • Keep Your Course Current: This edition’s programs have been tested with Python 3.3.2.

    About the Author

    Tony Gaddis is the principal author of the Starting Out With series of textbooks. Tony has nearly two decades of experience teaching computer science courses, primarily at Haywood Community College. He is a highly acclaimed instructor who was previously selected as the North Carolina Community College “Teacher of the Year” and has received the Teaching Excellence award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. The Starting Out With series includes introductory books covering C++, Java™, Microsoft® Visual Basic®, Microsoft® C#®, Python®, Programming Logic and Design, Alice, and App Inventor, all published by Pearson.

    • 1. Introduction to Computers and Programming
    • 2. Input, Processing, and Output
    • 3. Decision Structures and Boolean Logic
    • 4. Repetition Structures
    • 5. Functions
    • 6. Files and Exceptions
    • 7. Lists and Tuples
    • 8. More About Strings
    • 9. Dictionaries and Sets
    • 10. Classes and Object-Oriented Programming
    • 11. Inheritance
    • 12. Recursion
    • 13. GUI Programming
    • Appendix A. Installing Python
    • Appendix B. Introduction to IDLE
    • Appendix C. The ASCII Character Set
    • Appendix D. Predefined Named Colors
    • Appendix E. More About the Import Statement
    • Appendix F. Installing Modules with the Pip Utility
    • Appendix G. Answers to Checkpoints

    ISBN: 9781292225753
    ISBN-10: 1292225750
    Audience: Tertiary; University or College
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 744
    Published: 8th March 2018
    Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 20.0  x 1.6
    Weight (kg): 1.26
    Edition Number: 4

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