Congratulations! You're ready to discover the easiest-to-read powerful programming
language—or maybe the most powerful, easy-to-read programming language. That's
Python, of course.
With Python For Dummies, you can ferret out just a little or a lot. And with Python, you
can write a little program that picks a random quote from a file, or you can write a set of
programs that runs a complex business.
This book is for you whether you're a student, you're a hobbyist, you need to understand
more about what your programmer co-workers are talking about, or you're taking the first
steps on a new career path.
Python For Dummies gives you everything you need to get to an advanced-beginner level
of Python programming. And it points you to other resources so you can take your Python
programming skills even further.
Python For Dummies is a reference book, which means
you can read it in any order, and you don't have to read
every chapter or section. However, to some extent, later
chapters about more complex Python features rely on
information introduced in earlier chapters. So if you
don't understand something you see in a later chapter,
go to Chapter 3, or go to the chapter on that feature to
find out more. You can also look in the index to find a
term or feature you want to know more about.