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Allen B. Downey
Professor of Computer Science at Olin College
Allen B. Downey is a Professor of Computer Science at Olin College of Engineering. He has taught at Wellesley College, Colby College, and U.C. Berkeley. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from MIT.
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"This book is a quick and easy introduction to programming and to Python. It is among the clearest introductions to both topics that I have seen in a long time."
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"I highly recommend this text for a first course in Computer Science at both secondary and university levels. It is as its title suggests an introduction to Python for Thinkers."
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"This short but extremely exciting book is simultaneously an invitation to actively participate in what Stephen Wolfram has called "A New Kind of Science", and an introduction to "Data Structures" (what traditionally has been the second course in Computer Science) with an exciting new motivation."
"Think Complexity is not just another how-to-program-in-Python book."
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