Chapter 3. The Quick Python overview

This chapter covers

  • Surveying Python
  • Using built-in data types
  • Controlling program flow
  • Creating modules
  • Using object-oriented programming

The purpose of this chapter is to give you a basic feeling for the syntax, semantics, capabilities, and philosophy of the Python language. It has been designed to provide you with an initial perspective or conceptual framework on which you’ll be able to add details as you encounter them in the rest of the book.

On an initial read, you needn’t be concerned about working through and understanding the details of the code segments. You’ll be doing fine if you pick up a bit of an idea about what is being done. The subsequent chapters of this book will walk you through the ...

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