The Python Tutorial 2.7 - unofficial
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Python is an easy to learn, powerful programming language. It has efficient high-level data structures and a simple but effective approach to object-oriented programming. Python’s elegant syntax and dynamic typing, together with its interpreted nature, make it an ideal language for scripting and rapid application development in many areas on most platforms.

This tutorial introduces the reader informally to the basic concepts and features of the Python language and system. It helps to have a Python interpreter handy for hands-on experience, but all examples are self-contained, so the tutorial can be read off-line as well.

This tutorial does not attempt to be comprehensive and cover every single feature, or even every commonly used feature. Instead, it introduces many of Python’s most noteworthy features, and will give you a good idea of the language’s flavor and style. After reading it, you will be able to read and write Python modules and programs, and you will be ready to learn more about the various Python library modules described in The Python Standard Library.

This book is just a compilation of the great documentation available at http://docs.python.org/2/tutorial/index.html , check license http://docs.python.org/2/license.html

The purpose of this compilation is to provide the Python documentation in multiple formats, because the web is not the only place for reading xD

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Python Tutorial
  • Whetting Your Appetite
  • Using the Python Interpreter
    • Invoking the Interpreter
    • The Interpreter and Its Environment
  • An Informal Introduction to Python
    • Using Python as a Calculator
    • First Steps Towards Programming
  • More Control Flow Tools
    • if Statements
    • for Statements
    • The range() Function
    • break and continue Statements, and else Clauses on Loops
    • pass Statements
    • Defining Functions
    • More on Defining Functions
    • Intermezzo: Coding Style
  • Data Structures
    • More on Lists
    • The del statement
    • Tuples and Sequences
    • Sets
    • Dictionaries
    • Looping Techniques
    • More on Conditions
    • Comparing Sequences and Other Types
  • Modules
    • More on Modules
    • Standard Modules
    • The dir() Function
    • Packages
  • Input and Output
    • Fancier Output Formatting
    • Reading and Writing Files
  • Errors and Exceptions
    • Syntax Errors
    • Exceptions
    • Handling Exceptions
    • Raising Exceptions
    • User-defined Exceptions
    • Defining Clean-up Actions
    • Predefined Clean-up Actions
  • Classes
    • A Word About Names and Objects
    • Python Scopes and Namespaces
    • A First Look at Classes
    • Inheritance
    • Private Variables and Class-local References
    • Odds and Ends
    • Exceptions Are Classes Too
    • Iterators
    • Generators
    • Generator Expressions
  • Brief Tour of the Standard Library
    • Operating System Interface
    • File Wildcards
    • Command Line Arguments
    • Error Output Redirection and Program Termination
    • String Pattern Matching
    • Mathematics
    • Internet Access
    • Dates and Times
    • Data Compression
    • Performance Measurement
    • Quality Control
    • Batteries Included
  • Brief Tour of the Standard Library – Part II
    • Output Formatting
    • Templating
    • Working with Binary Data Record Layouts
    • Multi-threading
    • Logging
    • Weak References
    • Tools for Working with Lists
    • Decimal Floating Point Arithmetic
  • What Now?
  • Interactive Input Editing and History Substitution
    • Line Editing
    • History Substitution
    • Key Bindings
    • Alternatives to the Interactive Interpreter
  • Floating Point Arithmetic: Issues and Limitations
    • Representation Error
  • HISTORY AND LICENSE
    • History of the software
    • Terms and conditions for accessing or otherwise using Python
  • Copyright

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