Non-Programmer's Tutorial for Python 3

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This is a conversion of the Non-Programmer's Tutorial for Python 2.6 to Python 3.

Contents

Authors
Contributors to this book
Front matter
Initial remarks
Intro
Installing and using Python – where to get help
Hello, World
The famous first program – screen output – variables – numbers and calculations
Who Goes There?
Interactive input – strings
Count to 10
while loops
Decisions
if statements
Debugging
Finding out what goes wrong
Defining Functions
Structuring programs with the use of functions
Advanced Functions Example
(Almost) mind-blowing example of how programmers can think
Lists
Variables containing more than one value
For Loops
A second kind of loop
Boolean Expressions
Computer logic – True and False – and and or – not
Dictionaries
Variables containing key/value pairs
Using Modules
Extensions to the standard set of functionality
More on Lists
Using elements or parts of lists
Revenge of the Strings
More advanced text manipulations
File IO
Reading from files and writing to files
Dealing with the imperfect
How to handle errors
Recursion
Recursive Functions
Intro to Object Oriented Programming in Python 3
Basics of OOP (Object Oriented Programming)
Intro to Imported Libraries and other Functions
Basic functions from various libraries.
The End
How to go further
FAQ
Some frequently asked questions