Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming

  • Publish Date: 2015-11-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Eric Matthes
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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, youll learn about basic programming concepts, such as lists, dictionaries, classes, and loops, and practice writing clean and readable code with exercises for each topic. Youll 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, youll put your new knowledge into practice with three substantial projects: a Space Invadersinspired arcade game, data visualizations with Pythons super-handy libraries, and a simple web app you can deploy online.

As you work through Python Crash Course youll 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 youve 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