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Python Workout

50 ten-minute exercises

The only way to master a skill is to practice. In Python Workout, author Reuven M. Lerner guides you through 50 carefully selected exercises that invite you to flex your programming muscles. As you take on each new challenge, you’ll build programming skill and confidence.

Summary
The only way to master a skill is to practice. In Python Workout, author Reuven M. Lerner guides you through 50 carefully selected exercises that invite you to flex your programming muscles. As you take on each new challenge, you’ll build programming skill and confidence. The thorough explanations help you lock in what you’ve learned and apply it to your own projects. Along the way, Python Workout provides over four hours of video instruction walking you through the solutions to each exercise and dozens of additional exercises for you to try on your own.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the technology
To become a champion Python programmer you need to work out, building mental muscle with your hands on the keyboard. Each carefully selected exercise in this unique book adds to your Python prowess—one important skill at a time.

About the book
Python Workout presents 50 exercises that focus on key Python 3 features. In it, expert Python coach Reuven Lerner guides you through a series of small projects, practicing the skills you need to tackle everyday tasks. You’ll appreciate the clear explanations of each technique, and you can watch Reuven solve each exercise in the accompanying videos.

What's inside

    50 hands-on exercises and solutions
    Coverage of all Python data types
    Dozens more bonus exercises for extra practice

About the reader
For readers with basic Python knowledge.

About the author
Reuven M. Lerner teaches Python and data science to companies around the world.

Table of Contents

1 Numeric types

2 Strings

3 Lists and tuples

4 Dictionaries and sets

5 Files

6 Functions

7 Functional programming with comprehensions

8 Modules and packages

9 Objects

10 Iterators and generators

Reuven M. Lerner, an independent consultant for more than two decades, teaches Python, data science, and Git to companies around the world. His Better developers newsletter and blog are read by thousands of Python developers each week. Reuven has written a monthly column, "At the Forge," for Linux Journal since 1996 and is a panelist on the weekly Freelancers Show podcast. Reuven lives with his wife and three children in Modi'in, Israel, and can be reached at https://lerner.co.il/ or on Twitter at @reuvenmlerner.