Fluent Python

Fluent Python

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Pythona€™s simplicity lets you become productive quickly, but this often means you arena€™t using everything it has to offer. With this hands-on guide, youa€™ll learn how to write effective, idiomatic Python code by leveraging its besta€”and possibly most neglecteda€”features. Author Luciano Ramalho takes you through Pythona€™s core language features and libraries, and shows you how to make your code shorter, faster, and more readable at the same time. Many experienced programmers try to bend Python to fit patterns they learned from other languages, and never discover Python features outside of their experience. With this book, those Python programmers will thoroughly learn how to become proficient in Python 3. This book covers: Python data model: understand how special methods are the key to the consistent behavior of objects Data structures: take full advantage of built-in types, and understand the text vs bytes duality in the Unicode age Functions as objects: view Python functions as first-class objects, and understand how this affects popular design patterns Object-oriented idioms: build classes by learning about references, mutability, interfaces, operator overloading, and multiple inheritance Control flow: leverage context managers, generators, coroutines, and concurrency with the concurrent.futures and asyncio packages Metaprogramming: understand how properties, attribute descriptors, class decorators, and metaclasses workAt the time of this writing, it seems likely the proposed changes will be merged to Python, perhaps in version 3.5. ... Scientists love the combination of an interactive prompt with the power of NumPy and SciPy so much that they developed IPython, an incredibly powerful replacement for the Python console that also provides a ... are researchers at UC Berkeley, received a $1.15 million grant from the Sloan Foundation for enhancements to be implemented over the 2013a€“2014 period.

Title:Fluent Python
Author:Luciano Ramalho
Publisher:"O'Reilly Media, Inc." - 2015-07-30


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