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Guttag and his work is always superb. There was a problem pyghon reviews right now. See and discover other items: As the title suggests, it is a book on computation, and Python is used as a programming tool. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Per-mikael Bruvik rated it it was ok Jul 12, However, if one’s objective is to learn Python, it will be necessary to supplement this book with some specific Python tutorials, although the first few chapters will definitely help to establish context and understand the fundamental building blocks of the language. I’m using this book for a class, but Pgthon would pick a different book if you want to learn Python. May 01, Carl rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Review This is the ‘computational thinking’ book we have all been waiting for!

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. If you’re taking MITx 6. Read reviews that mention computer science great book well written course language companion intro mit students computation edition introduction text textbook topics thinking. Is this feature gutttag The chapter on computational complexity was downright fascinating. The material is rid of any redundancy so that a quick learning of the essential parts about computation was made possible.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Students are introduced to Python and the basics of programming in the context of such computational concepts and techniques as exhaustive enumeration, bisection search, and efficient approximation algorithms. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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Jan 17, Steven rated it really liked it. Both halves gutatg the book use Python. This book introduces students with little or no prior programming experience to the art of computational problem solving using Python and various Python libraries, including PyLab. I was interested in learning tuttag about the Python language, partly because I use Jython on a regular basis Jython is an implementation of Python, written in Java. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. You’ll begin by getting a solid introduction to programming in Python.

Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python

Unsurprisingly, it has a much more math-centered focus, which was interesting. Review This is the ‘computational thinking’ book we have all been waiting for! Also, pthon are free editions of this book available elsewhere, but they don’t cover Python 3, and this book does. One person found this helpful. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This book uses 2.

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This book is perfect for any student who wants to explore the essence of computer science. The course is excellent and the book has a sufficiently entertaining style that makes the foothills of learning to program less tedious than they might otherwise be.

Its purpose is more computer and data science than learning the python language. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Much of this is very translatable to other languages and would be useful to anyone learning the basic fundamentals of computer programming, regardless of the language. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. How to Think Like a Computer Scientist.

The course and the book are both great! This book introduces students with little or no prior programming experience to the art of computational problem solving using Python and various Python libraries, including PyLab. This is a great book that covers a lot of ground on the field of computer science.

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Paperbackpages. Thank you for your feedback. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Even one such as I, who has been jhon in the IT industry for nearly 30 years, got a huge amount of value from this book, as much of the content provided some good reminders of things that I’d since forgot, including probability and statistical analysis.

Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python by John Guttag

jon The book does not require knowledge of mathematics beyond high school algebra, but does assume that readers are comfortable with rigorous thinking and not intimidated by mathematical concepts. It provides students with skills that will enable them to make productive use of computational techniques, including some of the tools and techniques of “data science” for using computation to model and interpret data.

X as its language and you will come up to speed in Python quickly, and then spend the bulk of the book learning algorithms and computational techniques. I like how this book goes through the examples, but I still have complaints.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I found it easy to follow despite a bit of a steep learning curve. Great material for anyone trying to learn computer programming or the python language itself.