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Programming for Non Programmers

Programming for Non Programmers

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Programming For Programmers Python,JScript and VBScript as well
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Programming for Non-Programmers
Release 2.5.1
Steven F. Lott
September 07, 2009
 
CONTENTS
1.1 Why Read This Book?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.2 What Is This Book About?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.3 Audience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.4 Organization of This Book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.5 Conventions Used in This Book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111.6 Python Example. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111.7 Acknowledgements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2.1 About Computers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132.2 About Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222.3 Let There Be Python: Downloading and Installing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292.4 Two Minimally-Geeky Problems : Examples of Things Best Done by Customized Software. . . . . 382.5 Why Python is So Cool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
3.1 Instant Gratification : The Simplest Possible Conversation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473.2 IDLE Time : Using Tools To Be More Productive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
4.1 Simple Arithmetic : Numbers and Operators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614.2 Better Arithmetic Through Functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 724.3 Extra Functions:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 794.4 Special Ops : Binary Data and Operators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 844.5 Peeking Under the Hood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 995.2 Turning Python Loose With a Script. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1025.3 Expressions, Constants and Variables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1045.4 Assignment Bonus Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1115.5 Can We Get Your Input?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
6.1 Truth and Logic : Boolean Data and Operators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1216.2 Making Decisions : The Comparison Operators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1266.3 Advanced Logic Operators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1306.4 Processing Only When Necessary : The
Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
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