Functional Programming in Python
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Functional Programming in Python

About the Book

The book covers the basics of functional programming including function objects, immutability, recursion, iterables, comprehensions and generators. It also covers more advanced topics such as closures, memoization, partial functions, currying, functors and monads. No prior knowledge of functional programming is required, just a basic working knowledge of Python.

About the Author

Martin McBride
Martin McBride

Martin McBride is a software developer, specialising in computer graphics, sound, and mathematical programming. He has been writing code since the 1980s in a wide variety of languages from assembler through to C++, Java and Python. He writes for PythonInformer.com and is the author of Functional Programming in Python. He is interested in generative art and works on the generativepy open source project.

Table of Contents

  • What is functional programming?
  • Objects, variables, and functions as objects
  • Immutable objects
  • Recursion
  • Closures
  • Iterators
  • Transforming and reducing iterables
  • Comprehensions
  • Generators
  • Partial application and currying
  • Functors and monads
  • itertools, functools and other useful libraries

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