Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner, Volume 1

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Thomson Course Technology, 2006 - Computers - 447 pages
Python is the ideal first language for anyone who wants to learn programming. "Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner, Second Edition" teaches the art of programming using this powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use language and a step-by-step approach. The book provides an introduction to programming and also moves on to more advanced topics such as data structures, file handling, exceptions, object oriented programming, and graphics. Topics are taught using example programs and games-based end-of-chapter projects tie together all of the new topics presented. Readers are encouraged to challenge themselves with additional chapter projects that will have them programming on their own. "Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner, Second Edition”"makes programming fun and easy.

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Michael Dawson has worked as both a programmer and a computer game designer and producer. In addition to real-world game industry experience, Dawson earned his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. He currently teaches game programming and design to students of all ages through UCLA Extension courses and private lessons. Visit his Web site at to learn more or to get support for any of his books.

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