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Hello! Python by Anthony Briggs

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Preface

When I was first asked to write Hello! Python, I didn’t want to write just another introductory book—I wanted to write something different. The programming books that I’ve read in the past have often been just a laundry list of features: a list can have things in it, and you can call len(mylist) to find out exactly how many things, .pop() to chop an element from the end, .append() to add ... There you go, that’s all you need to know about lists, now on to the next feature. If you’re shown a program, it’s usually either a trivial few lines or a couple of chapters tacked on to the end of the book as an afterthought.

Then I thought back to how I first learned to program. I didn’t read an entire programming book from cover to cover and ...

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