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  1. Chapter 1 The Way of the Program

    1. What Is a Program?

    2. Running Python

    3. The First Program

    4. Arithmetic Operators

    5. Values and Types

    6. Formal and Natural Languages

    7. Debugging

    8. Glossary

    9. Exercises

  2. Chapter 2 Variables, Expressions and Statements

    1. Assignment Statements

    2. Variable Names

    3. Expressions and Statements

    4. Script Mode

    5. Order of Operations

    6. String Operations

    7. Comments

    8. Debugging

    9. Glossary

    10. Exercises

  3. Chapter 3 Functions

    1. Function Calls

    2. Math Functions

    3. Composition

    4. Adding New Functions

    5. Definitions and Uses

    6. Flow of Execution

    7. Parameters and Arguments

    8. Variables and Parameters Are Local

    9. Stack Diagrams

    10. Fruitful Functions and Void Functions

    11. Why Functions?

    12. Debugging

    13. Glossary

    14. Exercises

  4. Chapter 4 Case Study: Interface Design

    1. The turtle Module

    2. Simple Repetition

    3. Exercises

    4. Encapsulation

    5. Generalization

    6. Interface Design

    7. Refactoring

    8. A Development Plan

    9. docstring

    10. Debugging

    11. Glossary

    12. Exercises

  5. Chapter 5 Conditionals and Recursion

    1. Floor Division and Modulus

    2. Boolean Expressions

    3. Logical Operators

    4. Conditional Execution

    5. Alternative Execution

    6. Chained Conditionals

    7. Nested Conditionals

    8. Recursion

    9. Stack Diagrams for Recursive Functions

    10. Infinite Recursion

    11. Keyboard Input

    12. Debugging

    13. Glossary

    14. Exercises

  6. Chapter 6 Fruitful Functions

    1. Return Values

    2. Incremental Development

    3. Composition

    4. Boolean Functions

    5. More Recursion

    6. Leap of Faith

    7. One More Example

    8. Checking Types

    9. Debugging

    10. Glossary

    11. Exercises

  7. Chapter 7 Iteration

    1. Reassignment

    2. Updating Variables

    3. The while Statement

    4. break

    5. Square Roots

    6. Algorithms

    7. Debugging

    8. Glossary

    9. Exercises

  8. Chapter 8 Strings

    1. A String Is a Sequence

    2. len

    3. Traversal with a for Loop

    4. String Slices

    5. Strings Are Immutable

    6. Searching

    7. Looping and Counting

    8. String Methods

    9. The in Operator

    10. String Comparison

    11. Debugging

    12. Glossary

    13. Exercises

  9. Chapter 9 Case Study: Word Play

    1. Reading Word Lists

    2. Exercises

    3. Search

    4. Looping with Indices

    5. Debugging

    6. Glossary

    7. Exercises

  10. Chapter 10 Lists

    1. A List Is a Sequence

    2. Lists Are Mutable

    3. Traversing a List

    4. List Operations

    5. List Slices

    6. List Methods

    7. Map, Filter and Reduce

    8. Deleting Elements

    9. Lists and Strings

    10. Objects and Values

    11. Aliasing

    12. List Arguments

    13. Debugging

    14. Glossary

    15. Exercises

  11. Chapter 11 Dictionaries

    1. A Dictionary Is a Mapping

    2. Dictionary as a Collection of Counters

    3. Looping and Dictionaries

    4. Reverse Lookup

    5. Dictionaries and Lists

    6. Memos

    7. Global Variables

    8. Debugging

    9. Glossary

    10. Exercises

  12. Chapter 12 Tuples

    1. Tuples Are Immutable

    2. Tuple Assignment

    3. Tuples as Return Values

    4. Variable-Length Argument Tuples

    5. Lists and Tuples

    6. Dictionaries and Tuples

    7. Sequences of Sequences

    8. Debugging

    9. Glossary

    10. Exercises

  13. Chapter 13 Case Study: Data Structure Selection

    1. Word Frequency Analysis

    2. Random Numbers

    3. Word Histogram

    4. Most Common Words

    5. Optional Parameters

    6. Dictionary Subtraction

    7. Random Words

    8. Markov Analysis

    9. Data Structures

    10. Debugging

    11. Glossary

    12. Exercises

  14. Chapter 14 Files

    1. Persistence

    2. Reading and Writing

    3. Format Operator

    4. Filenames and Paths

    5. Catching Exceptions

    6. Databases

    7. Pickling

    8. Pipes

    9. Writing Modules

    10. Debugging

    11. Glossary

    12. Exercises

  15. Chapter 15 Classes and Objects

    1. Programmer-Defined Types

    2. Attributes

    3. Rectangles

    4. Instances as Return Values

    5. Objects Are Mutable

    6. Copying

    7. Debugging

    8. Glossary

    9. Exercises

  16. Chapter 16 Classes and Functions

    1. Time

    2. Pure Functions

    3. Modifiers

    4. Prototyping versus Planning

    5. Debugging

    6. Glossary

    7. Exercises

  17. Chapter 17 Classes and Methods

    1. Object-Oriented Features

    2. Printing Objects

    3. Another Example

    4. A More Complicated Example

    5. The init Method

    6. The __str__ Method

    7. Operator Overloading

    8. Type-Based Dispatch

    9. Polymorphism

    10. Interface and Implementation

    11. Debugging

    12. Glossary

    13. Exercises

  18. Chapter 18 Inheritance

    1. Card Objects

    2. Class Attributes

    3. Comparing Cards

    4. Decks

    5. Printing the Deck

    6. Add, Remove, Shuffle and Sort

    7. Inheritance

    8. Class Diagrams

    9. Data Encapsulation

    10. Debugging

    11. Glossary

    12. Exercises

  19. Chapter 19 The Goodies

    1. Conditional Expressions

    2. List Comprehensions

    3. Generator Expressions

    4. any and all

    5. Sets

    6. Counters

    7. defaultdict

    8. Named Tuples

    9. Gathering Keyword Args

    10. Glossary

    11. Exercises

  20. Chapter 20 Debugging

    1. Syntax Errors

    2. Runtime Errors

    3. Semantic Errors

  21. Chapter 21 Analysis of Algorithms

    1. Order of Growth

    2. Analysis of Basic Python Operations

    3. Analysis of Search Algorithms

    4. Hashtables

    5. Glossary