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Irv KalbLearn to Program with Python 3https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3879-0_1

1. Getting Started

Irv Kalb1 
Mountain View, California, USA

Congratulations! You have made a wise decision. No, not the decision to buy this book, although I think that will turn out to be a wise decision also. I mean you have made a wise decision to learn the basics of computer programming using the Python language.

In this book, I teach you the fundamentals of writing computer software. I assume that you have never written any software before, so I start completely from scratch. The only requirements are that you possess a basic knowledge of algebra and a good sense of logic. As the book progresses, each chapter builds upon the information learned ...

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