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A. YudinBasic Python for Data Management, Finance, and Marketinghttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-7189-6_1

1. Getting Started with Python

Art Yudin1  
(1)
South Amboy, NJ, USA
 

When you are finished changing, you’re finished.

—Benjamin Franklin

I came to programming relatively late in my life. My job at that time had nothing to do with software development. I was not one of the computer geeks at school and always thought that coding was not for me. Working in the financial industry, I was heavily dependent on Excel and had to do a lot of manual copying and pasting.

One of my routine tasks was to update the budget and email the updated version to the top management. ...

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