This text is intended for a one-semester introductory programming course for students with limited programming experience. In Starting Out with Python(R), Third Edition Tony Gaddis' evenly-paced, accessible coverage introduces students to the basics of programming and prepares them to transition into more complicated languages. Python, an easy-to-learn and increasingly popular object-oriented language, allows readers to become comfortable with the fundamentals of programming without the troublesome syntax that can be challenging for novices. With the knowledge acquired using Python, students gain confidence in their skills and learn to recognize the logic behind developing high-quality programs.
Starting Out with Python discusses control structures, functions, arrays, and pointers before objects and classes. As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, detail-oriented explanations, and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter. Teaching and Learning Experience This program presents a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. It will help:
- Enhance Learning with the Gaddis Approach: Gaddis's accessible approach features clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise real-world examples, and exercises in every chapter.
- Support Instructors and Students: Student and instructor resources are available to expand on the topics presented in the text.
- Keep Your Course Current: This edition's programs have been tested with Python 3.3.2.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Computers and Programming
Chapter 2 Input, Processing, and Output
Chapter 3 Decision Structures and Boolean Logic
Chapter 4 Repetition Structures
Chapter 5 Functions
Chapter 6 Files and Exceptions
Chapter 7 Lists and Tuples
Chapter 8 More About Strings
Chapter 9 Dictionaries and Sets
Chapter 10 Classes and Object-Oriented Programming
Chapter 11 Inheritance
Chapter 12 Recursion
Chapter 13 GUI Programming
Appendix A Installing Python
Appendix B Introduction to IDLE
Appendix C The ASCII Character Set
Appendix D Answers to Checkpoints