Introductory Programming / Python ® Gaddis Books -- Understanding from the Start! Starting Out with Pythonintroduces students to the basics of programming and prepares them to go on to more complicated languages. With the knowledge acquired using Python, students gain confidence in their skills and acquire the logic necessary for developing high-quality programs. This book discusses control structures, functions, lists, and file I/O before introducing classes. As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, detail-oriented explanations, and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter. This book is ideal for a one-semester introductory programming course for students with limited programming experience. KEY FEATURES Control structures, functions, lists, and file I/Oare covered before classes are introduced. A clear and student-friendly writing stylesimplifies programming processes for beginning programmers, with two to three stepped-out explanations following each major concept. A variety of exercisesin each chapter encourages students to put concepts to work as they are learned. Source code is provided so that students can run the programs themselves. In the Spotlightcase studies walk students through the design of a problem by showing all the important steps. Checkpointscheck students'understanding of important lessons at key places in each chapter. Other student-friendly features include Concept, Note, Tip, and Warning boxes. A student resource CD-ROMpackaged with each new text includes Python, the IDLE development environment, source code from the example problems, and answers to all Checkpoint question. COMPATIBLE WITH OTHER BOOKS IN THE GADDIS SERIES Tony Gaddis's best-sellingStarting Out Withseries provides accessible, detailed presentations of programming concepts using an approach that will increase confidence and competence in novice programmers. The Starting Out With series includes books that meet most course and teaching styles. Titles includeStarting Out with Alice, Python, Visual Basic®, C++, and Java™. Visit www.aw.com/gaddisbooks for more information.Gaddis, Tony is the author of 'Starting out with Python', published 2008 under ISBN 9780321537119 and ISBN 0321537114.