GavilanCSIS 42
Python Programming

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Class begins on Wednesday, September 3, 2008



Introduction to the interpreted language called Python. Study and create programs that perform various tasks, including text and file manipulation, internet scripting, data structures, testing, and practical problem solving with examples. Covers object oriented programming and the python standard library.


Peter Howell

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How To Think Like a Computer Scientist, python version
by Allen Downey, Jeff Elkner and Chris Meyers

Available: online, pdf, publisher, amazon

Background Reading: coming soon...


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