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Great material for anyone trying to learn computer programming or the python language itself.

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Mar 11, Ji rated it it was amazing Shelves: It covers traditional OO topics as well as basic statistics and data manipulation using Python.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I was interested in learning more about the Python language, partly because I use Jython on a regular basis Jython is an implementation of Python, written in Java.

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This group studies issues related to computer networks, applications of networked booj mobile systems, and advanced software-based medical instrumentation and decision systems. Vladimir Yashnikov rated it it was amazing Dec 06, However, if one’s objective ghttag to learn Python, it will be necessary to supplement this book with some specific Python tutorials, although the first few chapters will definitely help to establish context and understand the fundamental building blocks of the language.


At that point, the book dives into the science element of computer science, including algorithmic complexity, probability theory, graphing and statistical analysis. This book walks you through the vast majority of computational techniques bok you need to know as a software engineer.

Though I preferred Zelle’s introduction to the subject, this was an interesting and very useful text I used for the edX series. Read this book for the Mitx course on edx. I bought Zelle’s book also and have used it for extra exercises and the occasional alternative explanation. Are you an author? The book begins by introducing Python, including the basic elements of the language such as gkttag, expressions, typing, variables, branches and strings.

Obviously, you will ugttag more with this book if you can take the pace. Professor Guttag’s current research is centered on the application of advanced computational techniques to medicine.

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Both halves of the book use Python. Nov 18, Gary Boland rated it really liked it. Provide feedback about this page. Good college level overview.

Please try your request again later. Jainish rated it really liked it Mar 02, Mar 01, Becky marked it as to-read Shelves: The book is extremely easy to read and offers a very broad perspective. It is terse and fast. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I got about 30 pages in and found it very challenging – maybe too much so for a beginner.


Mar 04, Neal rated it really liked it. Definitely worth reading and re-reading.

I’m enjoying this book, and the moreso because I am now using it in conjunction with the edX course that it accompanies. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. If you require a more leisurely pace, John Zelle’s Python Programming, an Introduction to Computer Science takes pages to cover what this book covers in pages, and then has a short chapter just touching on what this book covers more deeply in the remaining pages.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. 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 mod 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.

The chapter on computational complexity was downright fascinating. I would not have liked to have taken the course without this book.

Books by John Guttag. He has also done research, published, and lectured in the areas of sports analytics, financial analytics, software defined radios, software engineering, mechanical theorem proving, and hardware verification. Data science is maybe taking it too far: Feb 09, Jovany Agathe rated it it was ok.

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