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Fundamentals of Python: Data Structures

Fundamentals of Python: Data Structures

ISBN 13: 9781285752006

ISBN 10: 1285752007

Author: Kenneth Lambert

Pages: 496

Published: 10/31/2013

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Description
Written for computer programming students, hobbyists, and professionals, FUNDAMENTALS OF PYTHON: DATA STRUCTURES is an introduction to object-oriented design and data structures using the popular Python programming language. The level of instruction assumes at least one semester of programming in an object-oriented language such as Java, C++, or Python. Through the step-by-step instruction and exercises in this book, you'll cover such topics as the design of collection classes with polymorphism and inheritance, multiple implementations of collection interfaces, and the analysis of the space/time tradeoffs of different collection implementations (specifically array-based implementations and link-based implementations). Collections covered include sets, lists, stacks, queues, trees, dictionaries, and graphs. Get ready to dig into Python data structures with FUNDAMENTALS OF PYTHON: DATA STRUCTURES.
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Benefits
  • Covers the design of collection classes with polymorphism and inheritance.
  • Covers multiple implementations of collection interfaces.
  • Covers the analysis of the space/time tradeoffs of different collection implementations.
Author Bio
Kenneth Lambert
Kenneth A. Lambert is a Professor of Computer Science at Washington and Lee University. He has taught courses in almost every subject area of computer science and has published several textbooks in introductory programming and data structures in C++, Java, and Python. He is the co-creator of the BreezySwing framework and is the creator of the breezypythongui framework.
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Table of Contents
1. Basic Python Programming.
2. An Overview of Collections.
3. Searching, Sorting, and Complexity Analysis.
4. Arrays and Linked Structures.
5. Interfaces, Implementations, and Polymorphism.
6. Inheritance and Abstract Classes.
7. Stacks.
8. Queues.
9. Lists.
10. Trees.
11. Sets and Dictionaries.
12. Graphs.
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