An Introduction to Python - The Python Tutorial (version 3.2)
by Guido van Rossum and Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Paperback (6"x9"), 164 pages - New release! (now shipping - April 2011)
About the Book
This manual is a printed edition of the official Python tutorial from the Python 3.2 distribution. It provides an introduction to Python, an easy to learn object oriented programming language.
The author of this manual, Guido van Rossum, is the inventor of Python. Fred L. Drake, Jr. is the official editor of the Python documentation.
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Table of Contents
- Publisher's Preface
- Whetting Your Appetite
- Using the Python Interpreter
- An Informal Introduction to Python
- More Control Flow Tools
- Data Structures
- Input and Output
- Errors and Exceptions
- What Now?
- Interactive Input Editing and History Substitution
- Floating Point Arithmetic: Issues and Limitations
- History and License
- Python Quiz - test your knowledge of python with our quiz!
- An Introduction to Python (September 2003, ISBN 0954161769)