A Practical Introduction to Python Programming
by Brian Heinold
Publisher: Mount St. Mary's University 2012
Number of pages: 263
My goal here is for something that is partly a tutorial and partly a reference book. I summarize information in tables and give a lot of short example programs. I also like to jump right into things and fill in background information as I go, rather than covering the background material first.
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