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Mar 04, Neal rated it really liked it. Both halves of the book use Python. Kristin rated it really johnn it Sep 16, However, that is the precise opposite of what I want to suggest – this is an excellent book, one that I would have dearly loved to have when I first started to learn the subject of computer science back in the s.

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Unsurprisingly, it has a much more math-centered focus, which was interesting. This book is written in a relatively dense fashion, but when read in conjunction with the MITx 6.

Good college level overview.

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Bok you know a bit python syntax, this is the best self-contained intro book to computer and data science. I would not have liked to have taken the course without this book.


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As in many MIT presentations, there’s not a lot of hand-holding — things move fast and you may have to supplement with other material to fill in leaps in the exposition. However, if one’s objective is to learn Python, it will be necessary to supplement this book with some specific Python tutorials, although the first few chapters will definitely help to establish context and understand the fundamental pythom blocks of the language.

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Read this book for the Mitx guttav on edx. Imagine that you are driving down a country road in Texas. Germancho rated it it was amazing Feb 07, This group studies issues related to computer networks, applications of networked and mobile systems, and advanced software-based medical instrumentation and decision systems.

In its entirety, the book should be considered an excellent introduction to computer science and programming – as mentioned previously, I’d have loved to have this book when I started out in information science some 30 years ago.

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The book does not require knowledge of mathematics beyond high school algebra, but does assume that readers are comfortable with rigorous thinking and not intimidated by mathematical concepts.

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Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python

And the e 6. I want to log some more hours practicing Python basics then return to this one for another go. Luckily Khan Academy has some courses. Very didactic and ideal for all audiences. High to Low Avg. Lists with This Book. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Feb 09, Jovany Agathe rated it it was ok. Josh rated it really liked it Apr 27, Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. It’s a college textbook, used in the MIT subject 6. Definitely worth reading and re-reading. This book walks you through the vast majority of computational techniques that you need to know as a software engineer.

This book introduces students with little or no prior programming experience to the art of computational problem solving using Python and various Python libraries, jphn PyLab.

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