Already the industry standard for Python users, Programming
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language, Python 2.5.
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problem domains such as:
Programming Python, Third Edition covers
each of these
gradually, beginning with in-depth discussions of core concepts and
then progressing toward complete
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enough to understand their techniques and
Along the way, you'll also learn how to use the Python language in
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