If you want to learn how to program but don't know where to start, this is the right book and the right language for you. From the first page, our unique self-paced approach will help you build competence and confidence in your programming skills. And Python is the best language ever for learning how to program because of its simplicity and breadth...two features that are hard to find in a single language.
But this isn't just a book for newbies! Our self-paced approach also works for experienced programmers, helping you learn faster and better than you've ever learned a language before. By the time you're through, you will have mastered all of the Python skills that are needed on the job, including those for object-oriented, database, and GUI programming.
To make all of this possible, section 1 of this book presents an 8-chapter course that will get anyone off to a great start. Section 2 builds on that base by presenting the other essential skills that every Python programmer should have. Section 3 shows you how to develop object-oriented programs, a critical skillset in today's world. And section 4 shows you how to apply all of the skills that you've already learned as you build database and GUI programs for the real world.
Updated for C11
Write powerful C programsâ¦without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable with C, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Youâll learn all the basics: how to organize programs, store and display data, work with variables, operators, I/O, pointers, arrays, functions, and much more. C programming has neverbeen this simple!
Who knew how simple C programming could be?
This is todayâs best beginnerâs guide to writing C programsâand to learning skills you can use with practically any language. Its simple, practical instructions will help you start creating useful, reliable C code, from games to mobile apps. Plus, itâs fully updated for the new C11 standard and todayâs free, open source tools! Hereâs a small sample of what youâll learn:
â¢ Discover free C programming tools for Windows, OS X, or Linux
â¢ Understand the parts of a C program and how they fit together
â¢ Generate output and display it on the screen
â¢ Interact with users and respond to their input
â¢ Make the most of variables by using assignments and expressions
â¢ Control programs by testing data and using logical operators
â¢ Save time and effort by using loops and other techniques
â¢ Build powerful data-entry routines with simple built-in functions
â¢ Manipulate text with strings
â¢ Store information, so itâs easy to access and use
â¢ Manage your data with arrays, pointers, and data structures
â¢ Use functions to make programs easier to write and maintain
â¢ Let C handle all your programâs math for you
â¢ Handle your computerâs memory as efficiently as possible
â¢ Make programs more powerful with preprocessing directives
Although there is nothing easy about learning a new language of any sort, the aim of this audiobook is to allow you to pick up and understand C# as quickly and easily as possible. The goal of this is to provide you with complete and comprehensive skills that are able to help you retain important knowledge and guide your programming and coding experience in C#. In order for you to learn in the most efficient manner, I hope that you will also do the practice that will reinforce the lessons we explore in this audiobook.
The audiobook will cover a basic description of what C# is and give you some helpful hints and resources to reinforce any subjects or skills where you may need a little more assistance.
This language is one that will mirror some components of other computer programming languages - it is almost an invaluable experience if you are familiar with other languages themselves. Although this audiobook is not quite just a beginner's manual that introduces you to the art of programming, it will reiterate and acknowledge a lot of these skills to help you achieve your maximum programming results in the quickest amount of time you can. Keep in mind that this language provides the programmer with many abilities, and this audiobook may refer to things in terms of gameplay programming that I hope you are also familiar with.
Although I provide you with the information and some basic skills to practice, it is up to you to put these skills into practice. I highly recommend you find a strict routine to abide by that involves research, study of the material, and practice in your own virtual environment that familiarizes you with these skills. As commonly known, you can guide a horse to the water, but you can't force it to drink!
I can give you the knowledge and resources, but it will be up to you to take on the challenge of synthesizing and using them to create your own programming and codes.
With an object-oriented and structured language such as C#, I think you will find it easy to learn and user-friendly. This high-level language builds on and, in some ways, complements the languages of C, C++, and even Java. However, even if you are a master of these languages, this new task will have just as steep of a learning curve as any of the other programming language does! Throughout this process, I encourage you to use your own knowledge and instincts to apply the concepts and strategies in this audiobook. Remember, everyone is a beginner before they are a master!
The new edition of an introductory text that teaches students the art of computational problem solving, covering topics ranging from simple algorithms to information visualization.
This book introduces students with little or no prior programming experience to the art of computational problem solving using Python and various Python libraries, including PyLab. It provides students with skills that will enable them to make productive use of computational techniques, including some of the tools and techniques of data science for using computation to model and interpret data. The book is based on an MIT course (which became the most popular course offered through MIT's OpenCourseWare) and was developed for use not only in a conventional classroom but in in a massive open online course (MOOC). This new edition has been updated for Python 3, reorganized to make it easier to use for courses that cover only a subset of the material, and offers additional material including five new chapters.
Students are introduced to Python and the basics of programming in the context of such computational concepts and techniques as exhaustive enumeration, bisection search, and efficient approximation algorithms. Although it covers such traditional topics as computational complexity and simple algorithms, the book focuses on a wide range of topics not found in most introductory texts, including information visualization, simulations to model randomness, computational techniques to understand data, and statistical techniques that inform (and misinform) as well as two related but relatively advanced topics: optimization problems and dynamic programming. This edition offers expanded material on statistics and machine learning and new chapters on Frequentist and Bayesian statistics.
I was smart enough to earn an honors degree in philosophy from Harvard, but an aptitude test told me to avoid computer programming. I'm sure it was right. But then I designed a learning system for myself that quadrupled my aptitude for learning computer languages. It worked so well for me that I've used it to teach coding to grandmothers, cab drivers, musicians, and 50,000 other newbies.
Quadruple your learning ability.
Washington University research shows that a key teaching method I useâinteractive recall practiceâimproves learning performance 400 percent.
"I don't feel lost and I don't feel that I am forgetting things as I go along." âAmazon reviewer Leonie M. reviewing my second book, A Smarter Way to Learn HTML and CSS
Understanding is easy. Remembering is hard.
Computer languages are not inherently hard to understand, even for non-techies. Remembering is the problem. If you remember all of Chapter 1 through Chapter 10, you'll understand Chapter 11. But you don't remember. Though you read and read, most of it doesn't stick. You don't have a solid foundation to build on. Halfway through the book, it all collapses. That's when most people give up.
Interactive exercises make it stick.
Research shows that you will remember everything if you're repeatedly asked to recall it. That's the beauty of flash cards. But technology offers an even better way to make information stick. With my book you get almost a thousand interactive exercisesâthey're free onlineâthat embed the whole book in your memory. Algorithms check your work to make sure you know what you think you know. When you stumble, you do the exercise again. You keep trying until you know the chapter cold.
"Not only do the exercises make learning fun, they reinforce the material right away so it sinks in deeper." âAmazon reviewer Timothy B. Miller reviewing my second book, A Smarter Way to Learn HTML and CSS
You won't get bored or sleepy.
The exercises keep you engaged, give you extra practice where you're shaky, and prepare you for each next step. Every lesson is built on top of a solid foundation that you and I have carefully constructed. Each individual step is small. But all the little steps add up to real knowledgeâknowledge that you retain.
I finally feel like I KNOW it and won't need to look up the syntax each time..." âAmazon reviewer J. Caritas reviewing my third book, A Smarter Way to Learn jQuery
Really, it ain't that hard.
Reviewing my books on Amazon, readers who've struggled with programming concepts like functions, loops, and scope write, "I had no idea these things were so simple!"
You don't need to be a computer genius to learn Python. You just need to be smart about how you learn it.
Youâre in the right place, because this is the only book to learn python you will ever need. This book is designed with your needs in mind, having been thoroughly tested and proofread to contain the most accurate information laid out In a format that lets you test what you learn immediately, giving you the opportunity to apply what you learn and help you that much in remembering the lessons laid out in this handy step-by-step guide for beginner programmers looking to get into Python.
This book has been updated with the latest of Python and is the most up-to-date book on Python for beginners available on the market. Donât miss your chance to jump into the world of programming with one of the most versatile and useful programming languages on the market and get this book today!
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