The goal of this book is to provide an Informatics-oriented introduction to programming. The primary difference between a computer science approach and the Informatics approach taken in this book is a greater focus on using Python to solve data analysis problems common in the world of Informatics.
New: We have started to convert this textbook to Python 3.0 (details).
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The sample code and data files for the book is here: Code Samples.
Chapters 2-10 are heavily adapted from the open book titled: "Think Python: How to Think like a Computer Scientist" by Allen B. Downey.
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