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This task-based tutorial on Python is for students new to the language and walks them through the fundamentals. They'll learn about arithmetic, strings, and variables; writing programs; flow of control, functions; strings; data structures; input and output; and exception handling. At the end of the book, a special section walks them through a longer, realistic application, tying the concepts of the book together.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Programming
Chapter 2 Arithmetic, Strings, and Variables
Chapter 3 Writing Programs
Chapter 4 Flow of Control
Chapter 5 Functions
Chapter 6 Strings
Chapter 7 Data Structures
Chapter 8 Input and Output
Chapter 9 Exception Handling
Chapter 10 Object-Oriented Programming
Chapter 11 Case Study: Text Statistics
Appendix A Popular Python Packages
Appendix B Comparing Python 2 and Python 3
Toby Donaldson is a senior lecturer in the School of Computer Science at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He has more than a dozen years of experience teaching programming and computer science to students of all levels. He has a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and is still looking for ways to apply it to his robotic vacuum. When he is not teaching Python, he likes to juggle anything he can get his hands on.