Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python: With Application to Understanding Data (The MIT Press) [John V. Guttag] on *FREE*. Editorial Reviews. Review. This is the ‘computational thinking’ book we have all been waiting for! With humor and historical anecdotes, John Guttag conveys the. An introduction to computer science as a tool to solve real-world analytical problems using Python A Notion of computation; The Python programming language; Some simple algorithms; Testing and debugging John Guttag. Dugald C.

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In conclusion, I can strongly recommend this book provided that one reads the title in full as a manual for budding computer scientists, as well as an introduction to the Python programming language. Nov 18, Gary Boland rated it really ib it.

Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python

It provides students with skills jonh 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. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. I enjoy Guttag’s footnotes and musings. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Levereras inom vardagar. The new edition of an introductory text that teaches students the art of computational problem solving, covering topics ranging from simple algorithms to information visualization. This book walks you through the vast majority of computational techniques that you need to protramming as a software engineer. Luckily Khan Academy compufing some courses. Although it uses Python, this is not a python book! That being sa Read this book for the Mitx course on edx.


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Refresh and try again. 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.

Although it covers such traditional topics as computational complexity and simple algorithms, the book focuses on a wide range of topics not found in most introductory texts, including information visualization, simulations to model randomness, computational techniques to understand data, and statistical techniques that inform and misinform as well as two related but relatively advanced topics: Please try again later.

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Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python by John Guttag

It then continues to explain the fundamentals of programming, including functions, abstraction, testing, debugging, exception handling and object-oriented OO programming. Deep Learning with Python.

Nor is it a ‘programming book,’ although you will learn to program. This book is written in a relatively dense fashion, but when read in conjunction with the MITx 6. Amazon Rapids Fun introdiction for kids on the go. John Guttag is an extraordinary teacher and an extraordinary writer.


Though I preferred Zelle’s introduction to the subject, this was an interesting and very useful text I used for the edX series. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: This book has a lot of clarifications and examples that will make your progress on the course so much easier.

Mar 11, Ji rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

Mar 01, Becky marked it as to-read Shelves: These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. It is very well written and an absolute must-read if taking the courses.

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