Python in a Nutshell

This book will immediately earn its place in any Pythonprogrammer's library. Praise for the First Edition: "In a nutshell, Python in a Nutshell serves oneprimary goal: to act as an immediately accessible goal for the Pythonlanguage.

Author: Alex Martelli

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449379109

Category: Computers

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This book offers Python programmers one place to look when they needhelp remembering or deciphering the syntax of this open source languageand its many powerful but scantily documented modules. Thiscomprehensive reference guide makes it easy to look up the mostfrequently needed information--not just about the Python languageitself, but also the most frequently used parts of the standard libraryand the most important third-party extensions. Ask any Python aficionado and you'll hear that Python programmers haveit all: an elegant object-oriented language with readable andmaintainable syntax, that allows for easy integration with componentsin C, C++, Java, or C#, and an enormous collection of precoded standardlibrary and third-party extension modules. Moreover, Python is easy tolearn, yet powerful enough to take on the most ambitious programmingchallenges. But what Python programmers used to lack is a concise andclear reference resource, with the appropriate measure of guidance inhow best to use Python's great power. Python in aNutshell fills this need. Python in a Nutshell, Second Edition covers morethan the language itself; it also deals with the mostfrequently used parts of the standard library, and the most popular andimportant third party extensions. Revised and expanded forPython 2.5, this book now contains the gory details of Python's newsubprocess module and breaking news about Microsoft's newIronPython project. Our "Nutshell" format fits Python perfectly bypresenting the highlights of the most important modules and functionsin its standard library, which cover over 90% of your practicalprogramming needs. This book includes: A fast-paced tutorial on the syntax of the Python language An explanation of object-oriented programming in Python Coverage of iterators, generators, exceptions, modules,packages, strings, and regular expressions A quick reference for Python's built-in types and functionsand key modules Reference material on important third-party extensions,such as Numeric and Tkinter Information about extending and embedding Python Python in a Nutshell provides a solid,no-nonsense quick reference to information that programmers rely on themost. This book will immediately earn its place in any Pythonprogrammer's library. Praise for the First Edition: "In a nutshell, Python in a Nutshell serves oneprimary goal: to act as an immediately accessible goal for the Pythonlanguage. True, you can get most of the same core information that ispresented within the covers of this volume online, but this willinvariably be broken into multiple files, and in all likelihood lackingthe examples or the exact syntax description necessary to trulyunderstand a command." --Richard Cobbett, Linux Format "O'Reilly has several good books, of which Python in aNutshell by Alex Martelli is probably the best for giving yousome idea of what Python is about and how to do useful things with it." --Jerry Pournelle, Byte Magazine
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Java in a Nutshell

Aimed for programmers, offers an accelerated introduction to the 1.4 release of Java 2 Standard edition covering topics such as syntax, object-oriented features, and Java development tools.

Author: David Flanagan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596002831

Category: Computers

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Aimed for programmers, offers an accelerated introduction to the 1.4 release of Java 2 Standard edition covering topics such as syntax, object-oriented features, and Java development tools.
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ASP in a Nutshell

An updated new edition of the in-depth resource provides Web developers with all the essential information for creating effective Active Server Pages (ASP) applications and shows experienced developers how to take their ASP applications to ...

Author: Keyton Weissinger

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781565928435

Category: Computers

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An updated new edition of the in-depth resource provides Web developers with all the essential information for creating effective Active Server Pages (ASP) applications and shows experienced developers how to take their ASP applications to greater heights. Original. (Intermediate)
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Ruby in a Nutshell

Introduces Ruby's object-oriented programming capabilities, detailing command-line options, syntax, built-in variables, functions, commonly used classes and modules, environment variables, operators, methods, and security.

Author: Yukihiro Matsumoto

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596002145

Category: Computers

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Introduces Ruby's object-oriented programming capabilities, detailing command-line options, syntax, built-in variables, functions, commonly used classes and modules, environment variables, operators, methods, and security.
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R in a Nutshell

If you’re considering R for statistical computing and data visualization, this book provides a quick and practical guide to just about everything you can do with the open source R language and software environment.

Author: Joseph Adler

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449358228

Category: Computers

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If you’re considering R for statistical computing and data visualization, this book provides a quick and practical guide to just about everything you can do with the open source R language and software environment. You’ll learn how to write R functions and use R packages to help you prepare, visualize, and analyze data. Author Joseph Adler illustrates each process with a wealth of examples from medicine, business, and sports. Updated for R 2.14 and 2.15, this second edition includes new and expanded chapters on R performance, the ggplot2 data visualization package, and parallel R computing with Hadoop. Get started quickly with an R tutorial and hundreds of examples Explore R syntax, objects, and other language details Find thousands of user-contributed R packages online, including Bioconductor Learn how to use R to prepare data for analysis Visualize your data with R’s graphics, lattice, and ggplot2 packages Use R to calculate statistical fests, fit models, and compute probability distributions Speed up intensive computations by writing parallel R programs for Hadoop Get a complete desktop reference to R
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SQL in a Nutshell

Entries define each SQL command and describe its use in Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Oracle 8i, MySQL, and PostgreSQL 7.0 implementations while offering examples illustrating important concepts.

Author: Kevin E. Kline

Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 1565927443

Category: Computers

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Entries define each SQL command and describe its use in Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Oracle 8i, MySQL, and PostgreSQL 7.0 implementations while offering examples illustrating important concepts.
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Modeling Techniques in Predictive Analytics with Python and R

Adler, J. 2010. R in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference. Sebastopol, Calif.: O'
Reilly. 379 Bibliography.

Author: Thomas W. Miller

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780133892147

Category: Computers

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Master predictive analytics, from start to finish Start with strategy and management Master methods and build models Transform your models into highly-effective code—in both Python and R This one-of-a-kind book will help you use predictive analytics, Python, and R to solve real business problems and drive real competitive advantage. You’ll master predictive analytics through realistic case studies, intuitive data visualizations, and up-to-date code for both Python and R—not complex math. Step by step, you’ll walk through defining problems, identifying data, crafting and optimizing models, writing effective Python and R code, interpreting results, and more. Each chapter focuses on one of today’s key applications for predictive analytics, delivering skills and knowledge to put models to work—and maximize their value. Thomas W. Miller, leader of Northwestern University’s pioneering program in predictive analytics, addresses everything you need to succeed: strategy and management, methods and models, and technology and code. If you’re new to predictive analytics, you’ll gain a strong foundation for achieving accurate, actionable results. If you’re already working in the field, you’ll master powerful new skills. If you’re familiar with either Python or R, you’ll discover how these languages complement each other, enabling you to do even more. All data sets, extensive Python and R code, and additional examples available for download at http://www.ftpress.com/miller/ Python and R offer immense power in predictive analytics, data science, and big data. This book will help you leverage that power to solve real business problems, and drive real competitive advantage. Thomas W. Miller’s unique balanced approach combines business context and quantitative tools, illuminating each technique with carefully explained code for the latest versions of Python and R. If you’re new to predictive analytics, Miller gives you a strong foundation for achieving accurate, actionable results. If you’re already a modeler, programmer, or manager, you’ll learn crucial skills you don’t already have. Using Python and R, Miller addresses multiple business challenges, including segmentation, brand positioning, product choice modeling, pricing research, finance, sports, text analytics, sentiment analysis, and social network analysis. He illuminates the use of cross-sectional data, time series, spatial, and spatio-temporal data. You’ll learn why each problem matters, what data are relevant, and how to explore the data you’ve identified. Miller guides you through conceptually modeling each data set with words and figures; and then modeling it again with realistic code that delivers actionable insights. You’ll walk through model construction, explanatory variable subset selection, and validation, mastering best practices for improving out-of-sample predictive performance. Miller employs data visualization and statistical graphics to help you explore data, present models, and evaluate performance. Appendices include five complete case studies, and a detailed primer on modern data science methods. Use Python and R to gain powerful, actionable, profitable insights about: Advertising and promotion Consumer preference and choice Market baskets and related purchases Economic forecasting Operations management Unstructured text and language Customer sentiment Brand and price Sports team performance And much more
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Java in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference Ben Evans, David Flanagan ... This is an interactive
shell for Java, similar to the REPL seen in languages like Python, Scala, or Lisp.
The shell is intended for teaching and exploratory use and, due to the nature of ...

Author: Ben Evans

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: 9781492037224

Category: Computers

Page: 456

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This updated edition of Java in a Nutshell not only helps experienced Java programmers get the most out of Java versions 9 through 11, it’s also a learning path for new developers. Chock full of examples that demonstrate how to take complete advantage of modern Java APIs and development best practices, this thoroughly revised book includes new material on Java Concurrency Utilities. The book’s first section provides a fast-paced, no-fluff introduction to the Java programming language and the core runtime aspects of the Java platform. The second section is a reference to core concepts and APIs that explains how to perform real programming work in the Java environment. Get up to speed on language details, including Java 9-11 changes Learn object-oriented programming, using basic Java syntax Explore generics, enumerations, annotations, and lambda expressions Understand basic techniques used in object-oriented design Examine concurrency and memory, and how they’re intertwined Work with Java collections and handle common data formats Delve into Java’s latest I/O APIs, including asynchronous channels Use Nashorn to execute JavaScript on the Java Virtual Machine Become familiar with development tools in OpenJDK
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Java Enterprise in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference Jim Farley, William Crawford, David Flanagan.
features. ... At the time of this writing, standard bindings for C, C++, Smalltalk, Ada
, COBOL, Lisp, Python and Java have been approved by the OMG. Chapter 14 ...

Author: Jim Farley

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596001525

Category: Computers

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A tutorial and reference to Java-based APIs for application software development covers RMI, IDL, JAXP, JNDI, Java Servlets, and J2EE 1.3.
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Year 2000 in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference Norman Shakespeare. More Titles from O ' Reilly
UNGEN Pering Programming Python Power Programming with ORELY
PROGRAMMING FOR THE REAL WORLD POSIX Unix Programming
Programming Python ...

Author: Norman Shakespeare

Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015042089386

Category: Computers

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For programmers, managers, or users with a need to make code Y2K compliant, or who are faced with, or have an interest in, the Year 2000 computer crises
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Linux in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference Jessica Perry Hekman ... Edition Mastering Regular
Expressions Netscape IFC in a Nutshell Photoshop for the Web Shockwave
Studio WebMaster in a Nutshell ... 3rd Edition Practical C + + Programming
Programming Python Programming with curses Programming with GNU Software
Pthreads ...

Author: Jessica Perry Hekman

Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015046877653

Category: Computers

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A complete reference contains all user, programming, administration, and networking commands with options, covering shell syntax for the bash, csh, and tcsh shells; sed and gawk commands; and software development and system administration commands. Original. (Advanced).
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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference Andy Lester, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Jason
McIntosh. How This Book Is Organized There are three essential parts to this
book , with the first part covering the shells and Unix commands found in Mac OS
X ...

Author: Andy Lester

Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015062898401

Category: Computers

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Complete overview of Mac OS Jaguar (Mac OS X 10.2) including basic system and network administration features, hundreds of tips and tricks, with an overview of Mac OS X's Unix text editors and CVS.
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XML in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference Elliotte Rusty Harold, W. Scott Means ... Python
Python developers have already integrated XML support into the base language
distribution . The latest release of Python includes the XML package with support
for ...

Author: Elliotte Rusty Harold

Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015049988952

Category: Computers

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A reference to the fundamental rules of XML details tags, grammar, placement, element names, attributes, and syntax.
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Windows 95 in a Nutshell

Author: Tim O'Reilly

Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 1565923162

Category: Computers

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Contains an introduction to the operating system with detailed documentation on commands, utilities, programs, system configuration, networking, and access to the Internet
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MCSE

Author: Michael G. Moncur

Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 1565923766

Category: Computers

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Microsoft's MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) program is a rigorous testing and certification program for Windows NT system and network administrators. To achieve certification, one must pass four required exams and two elective exams. Close to twenty potential elective exams exist, although only nine of them are current electives covering the most recent version of a given product. Microsoft has also just introduced the MCSE+Internet certification, which requires passing seven required exams and two elective exams. There are four current elective exams to choose from to attain this certification. MCSE: The Core Exams in a Nutshellis a comprehensive study guide that covers the required exams offered in the MCSE certification. The companion book,MCSE: The Electives in a Nutshell, covers the most important and popular elective exams for the MCSE certification and also covers the other required and elective exams for the MCSE+Internet certification. The required exams covered in this book are: Networking Essentials Windows NT Workstation Windows NT Server Windows 95 (you must choose either the NT Workstation or Windows 95 exam) Each chapter in the book covers one exam. It includes: A summary of the key areas covered by the exam A description of the format and difficulty of each exam and tips for passing it Definitions of key terms Sample test questions and answers MCSE: The Core Exams in a Nutshellis a detailed quick reference designed for the administrator who already has some experience with Windows NT or is currently administering a different platform such as UNIX, and wants to learn what is necessary to pass the required exam portion of the MCSE certification. While no book is a substitute for real-world experience, this book will help you codify your knowledge and prepare for the exams. Any administrator who is serious about passing the required exams needed to acquire MCSE certification will find this book an invaluable tool.
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Webmaster in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference Stephen Spainhour, Valerie Quercia ... grant / mac /
grantscgi . html libwww modules / by - authors / Gisle _ A in the CPAN archives
Python CGI Library http : / / www . python . org / mclay / notes / cgi . html uncgi http
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Author: Stephen Spainhour

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: 1565922298

Category: HTML (Document markup language)

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Do you have too many books about the Web and not enough space on your bookshelf?WebMaster in a Nutshelltakes all the essential reference information for the Web and pulls it together into one slim volume. This book is a quick reference for anyone who does work on the Web - content providers, programmers, and administrators alike.WebMaster in a Nutshellcovers: HTML 3.2, the markup language for Web documents CGI, for creating interactive content on the Web JavaScript, a scripting language that can be embedded directly into HTML HTML extensions by Netscape Navigator 3.0 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 Examples and descriptions of the HTML tags for creating frames, tables, and fill-in forms HTTP 1.1, the underlying protocol that drives the Web Configuration for the Apache, NCSA, CERN, Netscape, and WebSite servers Perl 5, the programming language used most often for CGI WinCGI, the CGI interface for Windows-based programming languages Cookies, for maintaining state between multiple instances of CGI, Java, and JavaScript programs WebMaster in a Nutshellbreaks up these topics into concise, distinct chapters, designed to make it easy to find the information you want at a moment's notice. This is a book that anyone working seriously on the Web will find indispensable.
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C in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference Peter Drayton, Ben Albahari, Ted Neward ... In this ,
C # differs from languages such as Perl and Python , which incorporate key /
value data structures and dynamically sized arrays into the language itself . The
FCL ...

Author: Peter Drayton

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: UOM:39076002185366

Category: C# (Computer program language)

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C# in a Nutshell provides everything programmers need to know about the C# language in one concise and accessible volume. Designed as a primary reference for daily use, it also includes all the essential background information to become productive quickly. Not a "how-to" book or a rehash of Microsoft's documentation, this book goes to the source of the C# language and the APIs of the .NET Framework to present the content in a way that professional programmers will value above all other books. Brief introductions to the language and .NET runtime provide the needed preparation for programming with the C# language, whose keywords and syntax are then detailed in subsequent chapters. Next, C# in a Nutshell presents key namespaces and types of the .NET Framework base class library which provides much of the functionality and power of the language. Using C# examples, the .NET Framework covers each core area, including: Strings Collections XML Networking Input/Output Serialization Assemblies Reflection Custom Attributes Memory Management Threading Integrating with Native DLLs Integrating with COM Components Diagnostics Determined to provide even more value, C# in a Nutshell moves into a comprehensive language reference, plus syntax, XML documentation tags, naming and coding conventions, and the various C# development tools--the kind of reference material programmers will use every day. Next, an extensive and quick reference to the API is presented, featuring the System namespace. Particularly useful are the many figures and tables that present the main features of the namespace. For those looking create alternatives to Microsoft's implementation of the C# Programming Language and the Common Language Infrastructure as submitted to ECMA (an international standards organization), each element included in the ECMA submission is clearly labeled. Finally, the entire reference is based on Version 1 of the .NET Framework and generated by tools written in the C# language itself. Every once in a while, a book becomes the de-facto standard for a technology, operating system, or programming language--which is exactly what C# in a Nutshell aims to do in a single straightforward and easy to use volume.
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VBScript in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference Matt Childs, Paul Lomax, Ronald Petrusha.
parentheses after the method name here ... We don't believe so , since most
scripting languages ( JavaScript , Perl , Python , etc. ) are interpreted rather than
compiled .

Author: Matt Childs

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: UOM:39076002079015

Category: Electronic books

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Microsoft's Visual Basic Scripting Edition, or VBScript, is a lightweight scripting language originally developed for use in client-side scripts run by a web browser. Since its release, it has also become thé primary scripting language used in Active Server Pages (ASP) applications, as well as in Windows Script Host (WSH) scripts and programmable Outlook forms. In view of its significance and popularity, it's surprising that VBScript is minimally documented in a single rather tiare-bones HTML Help file that accompanies VBScript itself. But in VBScript in a Nutshell, you'll find thé complete documentation that you need to put the VBScript language to effective use when developing your scripts. The bulk of the book consists of an alphabetical reference to the statements, procedures, and functions of the VBScript language, as well as to the objects, properties, and methods of the Microsoft Scripting Runtime Library. Each entry has a standardized listing containing the following information: • The keyword's syntax, using standard code conventions • A list of arguments accepted by the function or procedure, if any exist • A discussion of how and where the keyword should be used within the scripting environment • A section of notes and solutions to réal-world gotchas, and various undocumented behaviors and aspects of the language that help you avoid potential problems • A discussion of thé différences between the opération of the keyword in Visual Basic or VBA and in VBScript Regardless of how much experience you have programming with VBScript, this is the book you'll pick up time and time again, both as your standard reference guide to the language and as a tool for troubleshooting and identifying programming problems. VBScript in a Nutshell is the definitive reference for anyone writing scripts with VBScript.
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Web Design in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference Jennifer Niederst, Jennifer Niederst Robbins. A CGI
program ( or script ) can be ... On Unix , the most popular language is Perl , but C
, C + + , Tcl , and Python are also used . On Windows , programmers write scripts
 ...

Author: Jennifer Niederst

Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015042089378

Category: Computers

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Offers access to a variety of front-end technologies and techniques while explaining how to work with HTML, graphics, and multimedia and interactive applications
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