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Python Phrasebook: Essential Code and Commands by Brad Dayley

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Chapter . Introduction

I was excited when my editor asked me to write a phrasebook on the Python language. The phrasebook is one of the smallest books I have ever written; however, it was one of the hardest.

The idea of a conventional phrasebook is to provide readers with quick phrases that actually mean something in the language. The Python phrasebook is designed to provide you with meaningful Python phrases that you can actually understand and use to quickly begin programming Python applications.

The content of this book are based on Python 2.4. You should keep in mind that the Python language is constantly being added to. I would recommend visiting the Python website at http://www.python.org to familiarize yourself with accessing the online documentation, ...

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