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Python: Essential Reference, Third Edition by David Beazley

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The remaining chapters of this book focus on the different areas of the Python library.

Most of the material presented is based on Python’s online documentation. However, a number of significant changes have been made:

  • In some cases, the documentation has been condensed to fit in a more compact format. This has been done to streamline the discussion and make the book more “portable.”

  • In certain cases, the documentation has been greatly expanded. For instance, coverage of operating systems and network-related modules includes additional information drawn from standards documents and systems programming texts. In the online documentation, much of this information is only referred to by reference.

  • In most cases, different examples have been ...

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