Python Crash Course.
Copyright © 2016 by Eric Matthes.
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Matthes, Eric, 1972-
Python crash course : a hands-on, project-based introduction to programming / by Eric Matthes.
Summary: "A project-based introduction to programming in Python, with exercises. Covers general
programming concepts, Python fundamentals, and problem solving. Includes three projects - how to
create a simple video game, use data visualization techniques to make graphs and charts, and build
an interactive web application"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 978-1-59327-603-4 -- ISBN 1-59327-603-6
1. Python (Computer program language) I. Title.
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indirectly by the information contained in it.about the author
Eric Matthes is a high school science and math teacher living in Alaska,
where he teaches an introductory Python course. He has been writing
programs since he was five years old. Eric currently focuses on writing software that addresses inefficiencies in education and brings the benefits of
open source software to the field of education. In his spare time he enjoys
climbing mountains and spending time with his family.about the technical reviewer
Kenneth Love has been a Python programmer and teacher for many years.
He has given talks and tutorials at conferences, done professional trainings, been a Python and Django freelancer, and now teaches for an online
education company. Kenneth is also the co-creator of the django-braces
package, which provides several handy mixins for Django’s class-based
views. You can keep up with him on Twitter at @kennethlove