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I chose this book for teaching a small intro CS class in Python 3after reviewing a lot of other books. Lots of open source tools and this book takes you step by step thought with both coding and fundamentals. With humor and historical anecdotes, John Guttag conveys the breadth and joy of computer science without compromise to technical detail. If you already know programming, and just want to learn Python data and control mechanisms, this is not the book for you.


The book begins by introducing Python, including the basic elements of the language such as objects, expressions, typing, variables, branches and strings.

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It then continues to explain the fundamentals of programming, including functions, abstraction, testing, debugging, exception handling and object-oriented OO programming. The writing style, the vocabulary used, the concise and to-the-point contents, and the vast topics that are covered in this introductory book, all are to serve the purpose of teaching computational and algorithmic thinking to a nerd-to-be.

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