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46 Excellent Free Books to Learn Python

31. Text Processing in Python by David Mertz

Text Processing in PythonThis book is ideally suited for programmers who are a little bit familiar with Python, and whose daily tasks involve a fair amount of text processing chores.

While Python is a rather simple language at heart, this book is not intended as a tutorial on Python for non-programmers. Instead this book is about two other things: getting the job done, pragmatically and efficiently; and understanding why what works works and what doesn’t work doesn’t work, theoretically and conceptually. As such, the author hopes this book can be useful both to working programmers and to students of programming at a level just past the introductory.

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32. Practical Programming in Python by Jeffrey Elkner, Allen B. Downey, Chris Meyers, Brendan McCane, Iain Hewson, Nick Meek

Practical Programming in PythonThis course book is a modified version of the online textbook: “How to think like a computer scientist:learning with Python, 2nd Edition”, by Jeffrey Elkner, Allen B. Downey, and Chris Meyers.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this book under the terms of the GNU FreeDocumentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation

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33. Learn to Program Using Python by Cody Jackson

Learn to Program Using PythonLearn to Program Using Python aims to teach people how to program; Python just happens to be the language the author has chosen to use.

The author wants to present programming in a a fun, friendly manner so the reader will want to learn more.

This book is licensed under theCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License,

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34. A Byte of Python by Swaroop CH

A Bite of PythonA Byte of Python is a free book on programming using the Python language.

The book is mainly targeted at newbies. It serves as a tutorial or guide to the Python language for a beginner audience. It’s useful for experienced programmers as well.

This book is written for the latest Python 3. There’s also help for readers to adapt to the older Python version 2 in the book.

Topics covered include:

  • Basics of Python.
  • Operators and Expressions.
  • Control Flow.
  • Functions.
  • Modules.
  • Data Structures.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Object Oriented Programming.
  • Input Output.
  • Exceptions.
  • Standard Library.

This book is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License 3.0. There’s a paperback version available to buy.

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35. Python in Hydrology by Sat Kumar Tomer

Python in HydrologyPython in Hydrology is written for learning Python using its applications in hydrology. The book covers the basic applications of hydrology, and also the advanced topic like use of copula.

The book is available under the GNU Free Documentation License. Readers are free to copy and distribute the text; they are also free to modify it, which allows them to adapt the book to different needs, and to help develop new material.

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Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Think Python and more books
Page 2 – Supporting Python 3 and more books
Page 3 – Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python and more books
Page 4 – Making Games with Python & Pygame and more books
Page 5 – Hacking Secret Ciphers with Python and more books
Page 6 – How to Make Mistakes in Python and more books
Page 7 – Text Processing in Python and more books
Page 8 – The Coder’s Apprentice and more books
Page 9 – Building Skills in Object-Oriented Design and more books


All books in this series:

Free Programming Books
JavaGeneral-purpose, concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, high-level language
CGeneral-purpose, procedural, portable, high-level language
PythonGeneral-purpose, structured, powerful language
C++General-purpose, portable, free-form, multi-paradigm language
C#Combines the power and flexibility of C++ with the simplicity of Visual Basic
JavaScriptInterpreted, prototype-based, scripting language
PHPPHP has been at the helm of the web for many years
HTMLHyperText Markup Language
SQLAccess and manipulate data held in a relational database management system
RubyGeneral purpose, scripting, structured, flexible, fully object-oriented language
AssemblyAs close to writing machine code without writing in pure hexadecimal
SwiftPowerful and intuitive general-purpose programming language
GroovyPowerful, optionally typed and dynamic language
GoCompiled, statically typed programming language
PascalImperative and procedural language designed in the late 1960s
PerlHigh-level, general-purpose, interpreted, scripting, dynamic language
RDe facto standard among statisticians and data analysts
COBOLCommon Business-Oriented Language
ScalaModern, object-functional, multi-paradigm, Java-based language
FortranThe first high-level language, using the first compiler
ScratchVisual programming language designed for 8-16 year-old children
LuaDesigned as an embeddable scripting language
LogoDialect of Lisp that features interactivity, modularity, extensibility
RustIdeal for systems, embedded, and other performance critical code
LispUnique features - excellent to study programming constructs
AdaALGOL-like programming language, extended from Pascal and other languages
HaskellStandardized, general-purpose, polymorphically, statically typed language
SchemeA general-purpose, functional language descended from Lisp and Algol
PrologA general purpose, declarative, logic programming language
ForthImperative stack-based programming language
ClojureDialect of the Lisp programming language
JuliaHigh-level, high-performance language for technical computing
AwkVersatile language designed for pattern scanning and processing language
CoffeeScriptTranscompiles into JavaScript inspired by Ruby, Python and Haskell
BASICBeginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
ErlangGeneral-purpose, concurrent, declarative, functional language
VimLPowerful scripting language of the Vim editor
OCamlThe main implementation of the Caml language
ECMAScriptBest known as the language embedded in web browsers
BashShell and command language; popular both as a shell and a scripting language
LaTeXProfessional document preparation system and document markup language
TeXMarkup and programming language - create professional quality typeset text
ArduinoInexpensive, flexible, open source microcontroller platform
TypeScriptStrict syntactical superset of JavaScript adding optional static typing
ElixirRelatively new functional language running on the Erlang virtual machine
F#Uses functional, imperative, and object-oriented programming methods
TclDynamic language based on concepts of Lisp, C, and Unix shells
FactorDynamic stack-based programming language
EiffelObject-oriented language designed by Bertrand Meyer
AgdaDependently typed functional language based on intuitionistic Type Theory
IconWide variety of features for processing and presenting symbolic data
XMLRules for defining semantic tags describing structure ad meaning
ValaObject-oriented language, syntactically similar to C#
Standard MLGeneral-purpose functional language characterized as "Lisp with types"
DGeneral-purpose systems programming language with a C-like syntax
DartClient-optimized language for fast apps on multiple platforms
MarkdownPlain text formatting syntax designed to be easy-to-read and easy-to-write
KotlinMore modern version of Java
Objective-CObject-oriented language that adds Smalltalk-style messaging to C
PureScriptSmall strongly, statically typed language compiling to JavaScript
ClojureScriptCompiler for Clojure that targets JavaScript
VHDLHardware description language used in electronic design automation
JArray programming language based primarily on APL
LabVIEWDesigned to enable domain experts to build power systems quickly
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