Starting Out With

Tony Gaddis

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Cover image © Getty Images / Image Source Pink

Figure 1-3, "The ENIAC computer," (page 4) is courtesy of U.S. Army Historic Computer Images. Figure 1-4, "A lab technician holds a modern microprocessor," (page 4) is courtesy of Intel Corporation. Figure 1-5, "Memory chips," (page 5) is courtesy of IBM Corporation.

Rendered art and photographic images in Figures 1-2 (page 3), 1-15 (page 12), 116 and 117 (page 15), and 119 and 1 20 (page 19) © 2007 JUPITERIMAGES and its licensors. All Rights Reserved.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Gaddis, Tony.

Starting out with Python / Tony Gaddis.

p. cm. Includes index. ISBN-13: 978-0-321-53711-9 ISBN-10: 0-321-53711-4

1. Python (Computer program language) I. Title. QA76.73.P98G34 2009

Copyright © 2009 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Printed in the United States of America. For information on obtaining permission for use of material in this work, please submit a written request to Pearson Education, Inc., Rights and Contracts Department, 501 Boylston Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02116, fax (617) 671-3447, or online at

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-53711 -9 ISBN-10: 0-321-53711-4

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