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Main Title Automate the boring stuff with Python : practical programming for total beginners /
Author Sweigart, Al.
Publisher No Starch Press,
Year Published 2015
OCLC Number 881657225
ISBN 1593275994; 9781593275990
Subjects Python (Computer program language) ; Computer programming
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  QA76.73.P98S94 2015 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/16/2016 STATUS
EKBM  QA76.73.P98S94 2015 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/12/2017 STATUS
Collation xxi, 479 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Contents Notes
In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you'll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand -- no prior programming experience required. Once you've mastered the basics of programming, you'll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation to: Search for text in a file or across multiple files; Create, update, move, and rename files and folders; Search the Web and download online content; Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size; Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs; Send reminder emails and text notifications; Fill out online forms. Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks. Part I. Python programming basics. Python basics ; Flow control ; Functions ; Lists ; Dictionaries and structuring data ; Manipulating strings -- Part II. Automating tasks. Pattern matching with regular expressions ; Reading and writing files ; Organizing files ; Debugging ; Web scraping ; Working with Excel spreadsheets ; Working with PDF and Word documents ; Working with CSV files and JSON data ; Keeping time, scheduling tasks, and launching programs ; Sending email and text messages ; Manipulating images ; Controlling keyboard and mouse with GUI automation.