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May 29, Loukas Arvanitis rated it it was amazing. Low to High Price: GuttagJames J. In its entirety, the book should be considered an excellent introduction to computer science and programming – as mentioned previously, I’d have loved to have this book when I started out in information science some 30 years ago.

As in many MIT presentations, there’s not a lot of hand-holding — things move fast and you may have to supplement with other material to fill in leaps in the exposition.

Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python by John Guttag

I want to log some more hours practicing Python basics then return to this one for another go. Jun 26, Adam Dodd rated it really liked it. Please try your request again later. No trivia or quizzes yet. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Great material for anyone trying to learn computer programming or the python language itself.


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At that point, the book dives into the science element of computer science, including algorithmic complexity, probability theory, graphing and statistical analysis.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. If read while following the MITx lecture it’s handy but still complicated for an Introduction, because it’s full of computer science jargon that doesn’t explain anything to novice.

Mar 11, Ji rated it it was amazing Shelves: Per-mikael Bruvik rated it it was ok Jul 12, An introduction to sotware engineering and data science for beginners, who are generally assumed to be non-specialist engineering or science students with a background in algebra and the scientific method.

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Zelle’s book is also a popular first year CS text, but obviously for a different audience. The difference may sound quite subtle, and perhaps a bit negative. This is some tough reading, but well worth it.


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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The book begins by introducing Python, including the basic elements of the language such as objects, expressions, typing, variables, branches and strings. However, if one’s objective is to learn Python, it will be necessary to supplement this book with some specific Python tutorials, although the first few chapters will definitely help to establish context and understand the fundamental building blocks of the language.

Want to Read saving…. If you know a bit python syntax, this is the best self-contained intro book to computer and data science.

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