Think Python: An Introduction to Software Design
by Allen Downey
Publisher: Green Tea Press 2008
Number of pages: 236
This book is a concise introduction to software design using the Python programming language. Intended for people with no programming experience, this book starts with the most basic concepts and gradually adds new material. The goal of the book is to teach you to think like a computer scientist. This way of thinking combines some of the best features of mathematics, engineering, and natural science.
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