Introduction to Programming using Python
by K. Schuerer, et al.
Publisher: Pasteur Institute 2008
Number of pages: 242
The objective of this course is to teach programming concepts to biologists. It is thus aimed at people who are not professional computer scientists, but who need a better control of computers for their own research. This programming course is part of a course in informatics for biology.
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by Svein Linge, Hans Petter Langtangen - Springer
This book presents Python programming as a key method for solving mathematical problems. The style is accessible and concise, the emphasis is on generic algorithms, clean design of programs, use of functions, and automatic tests for verification.
by Steven Thurlow - Wikibooks
Contents of Beginner's Python Tutorial: Installing Python; Very Simple Programs; Variables, Scripts; Loops, Conditionals; Functions; Tuples, Lists, Dictionaries; for Loop; Classes; Importing Modules; File I/O; Exception Handling.
by John B. Schneider, Shira Lynn Broschat, Jess Dahmen - Washington State University
Python's syntax and idioms are much easier to learn than those of most other full-featured languages. This book uses programming language Python to introduce folks to programming and algorithmic thinking. The book is completely hyper-linked.
by David Mertz - O'Reilly Media
Python is not a functional programming language, but it is a multi-paradigm language that makes functional programming easy to perform. This book examines the functional aspects of the language and points out which options work well and which do not.