- eBook:The Python Workshop: A New, Interactive Approach to Learning Python
- Author:Andrew Bird, Dr Lau Cher Han, Mario Corchero Jimenez, Graham Lee, Corey Wade
- Data:November 6, 2019
- Pages:608 pages
- Format:PDF, ePUB
- Ideal for the Python beginner who is getting started for the first time
- A step-by-step Python tutorial with exercises and activities that help build key skills
- Structured to let you progress at your own pace, on your own terms
- Use your physical print copy to redeem free access to the online interactive edition
Book DescriptionYou already know you want to learn Python, and a smarter way to learn Python 3 is to learn by doing. The Python Workshop focuses on building up your practical skills so that you can work towards building up your machine learning skills as a data scientist, write scripts that help automate your life and save you time, or even create your own games and desktop applications. You'll learn from real examples that lead to real results.
Throughout The Python Workshop, you'll take an engaging step-by-step approach to understanding Python. You won't have to sit through any unnecessary theory. If you're short on time you can jump into a single exercise each day or spend an entire weekend learning about Python scripting. It's your choice. Learning on your terms, you'll build up and reinforce key skills in a way that feels rewarding.
Every physical print copy of The Python Workshop unlocks access to the interactive edition. With videos detailing all exercises and activities, you'll always have a guided solution. You can also benchmark yourself against assessments, track progress, and receive free content updates. You'll even earn a secure credential that you can share and verify online upon completion. It's a premium learning experience that's included with your printed copy. To redeem, follow the instructions located at the start of your Python book.
Fast-paced and direct, The Python Workshop is the ideal companion for Python beginners. You'll build and iterate on your code like a software developer, learning along the way. This process means that you'll find that your new skills stick, embedded as best practice. A solid foundation for the years ahead.
What you will learn
- Learn how to write clean and concise code with Python 3
- Understand classes and object-oriented programming
- Tackle entry-level data science and create engaging visualizations
- Use Python to create responsive, modern web applications
- Automate essential day-to-day tasks with Python scripts
- Get started with predictive Python machine learning
Who this book is forThis book is designed for professionals, students, and hobbyists who want to learn Python and apply it to solve challenging real-world problems. Although this is a beginner's book, it will help if you already know standard programming topics, such as variables, if-else statements, and functions. Experience with another object-oriented program is beneficial, but not mandatory.
Chapter 2: Python Structures
Chapter 3: Executing Python – Programs, Algorithms, and Functions
Chapter 4: Extending Python, Files, Errors, and Graphs
Chapter 5: Constructing Python – Classes and Methods
Chapter 6: The Standard Library
Chapter 7: Becoming Pythonic
Chapter 8: Software Development
Chapter 9: Practical Python – Advanced Topics
Chapter 10: Data Analytics with pandas and NumPy
Chapter 11: Machine Learning