Think Python is an introduction to Python programming for beginners. It starts with basic concepts of programming, and is carefully designed to define all terms when they are first used and to develop each new concept in a logical progression. Larger pieces, like recursion and object-oriented programming are divided into a sequence of smaller steps and introduced over the course of several chapters.
If you want to learn how to program, working with Python is an excellent way to start. This hands-on guide takes you through the language one step at a time, beginning with basic programming concepts before moving on to functions, recursion, data structures, and object-oriented design.
Through exercises in each chapter, you’ll try out programming concepts as you learn them. Think Python is ideal for students at the high school or college level, as well as self-learners, home-schooled students, and professionals who need to learn programming basics....
Dive Into Python is a Python book for experienced programmers. Whether you’re an experienced programmer looking to get into Python or grizzled Python veteran who remembers the days when you had to import the string module, Dive Into Python is your ’desert island’ Python book. If you’ve never programmed before, Python is an excellent language to learn modern programming techniques. But this book should not be your starting point. Get "How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python" by Allen Downey, Jeffrey Elkner, Chris Meyers and learn the basics. ...
This book is inspired by boredom and fascination: boredom with the usual presentation of data structures and algorithms, and fascination with complex systems. The problem with data structures is that they are often taught without a motivating context; the problem with complexity science is that it is usually not taught at all. In 2005 I developed a new class at Olin College where students read about topics in complexity, implement experiments in Python, and learn about algorithms and data structures. ...
This book is about programming. So, what is programming? The term programming means to
create (or develop) software, which is also called a program. In basic terms, software contains
the instructions that tell a computer—or a computerized device—what to do.
Software is all around you, even in devices that you might not think would need it. Of
course, you expect to find and use software on a personal computer, but software also plays a
role in running airplanes, cars, cell phones, and even toasters.
If you know how to program, you have the skills to turn data into knowledge using the tools of probability and statistics. This concise introduction shows you how to perform statistical analysis computationally, rather than mathematically, with programs written in Python.
You'll work with a case study throughout the book to help you learn the entire data analysis process—from collecting data and generating statistics to identifying patterns and testing hypotheses.
Think Bayes is an introduction to Bayesian statistics using computational methods and Python programming language. Bayesian statistics are usually presented mathematically, but many of the ideas are easier to understand computationally. Contents: Bayes's Theorem; Computational statistics; Tanks and Trains; Urns and Coins; Odds and addends; Hockey; The variability hypothesis; Hypothesis testing.
This preface provides information I expect will be important for someone reading and
using this book. The first part introduces the book itself. The second talks about
Python. The third part contains other notes of various kinds.
I would like to begin with some comments about this book, the field of bioinformatics,
and the kinds of people I think will find it useful.
Until you can think like a bad guy and recognize the vulnerabilities in your systems, you can't build an effective plan to keep your information secure. This book helps you stay on top of the security game! Here's just what you need to know about penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, security best practices, and every aspect of ethical hacking.
How a hacker thinks explore the malicious mindset and learn what steps to take as you plan your ethical hacking program
Computers are used in every part of science from ecology to particle physics. This introduction to computer science continually reinforces those ties by using real-world science problems as examples. Anyone who has taken a high school science class will be able to follow along as the book introduces the basics of programming, then goes on to show readers how to work with databases, download data from the web automatically, build graphical interfaces, and most importantly, how to think like a professional programmer...
As an educator, researcher, and book author, I am delighted to see the completion
of this book. Python is a fun and extremely easy-to-use programming language
that has steadily gained in popularity over the last few years. Developed over
ten years ago by Guido van Rossum, Python’s simple syntax and overall feel is
largely derived from ABC, a teaching language that was developed in the 1980’s.
However, Python was also created to solve real problems and it borrows a wide
variety of features from programming languages such as C++, Java, Modula-3,