By Dave Brueck, Stephen Tanner

The Python 2.1 Bible offers the one entire Python language reference out there and contains the entire info and software program that builders have to use Python as a fast software improvement tool.

The Python 2.1 Bible fills a serious void within the Python reference marketplace. even though it features a whole Python language reference part, it's nonetheless geared in the direction of these of you who have already got a few programming adventure. This booklet explains every piece of expertise extensive and exhibits via transparent examples why every one function comes in handy. this is often the guide you've been awaiting -- the one who covers all significant Python elements with out glossing over how a few of the items healthy together.

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If Python 2.1 can do it, you are able to do it too ... jam-packed with crystal-clear factors, hands-on examples, and an entire language reference, this authoritative advisor promises all of the instruments you would like for swift software improvement with Python 2.1. From variables, expressions, and different fundamentals to XML, multimedia, and multithreading, Python professionals Dave Brueck and Stephen Tanner convey you step-by-step the right way to grasp Python parts, positioned them jointly, and create full-featured functions - in essentially no time! within, you'll locate whole insurance of Python 2.1
* wake up to hurry on fundamentals with a short one-hour tutorial
* paintings with Python facts forms, expressions, and object-oriented features
* make the most of Python working method companies and database features
* Create Web-savvy functions which may deal with net info and parse XML
* construct graphical purposes utilizing Tkinter and wxPython
* strategy sound and photo files
* Harness multithreading, encryption, tokenizing, and different complicated techniques
* Use Python instruments to create number-crunching workouts and internationalized applications
* Distribute Python purposes and modules on a home windows or UNIX system
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About the Author
in regards to the Authors Dave Brueck is a certified software program developer who likes to use Python every time attainable. His present initiatives comprise constructing networked video games, constructing Python interfaces to his stockbroker's C SDK, and plotting to overturn a variety of global governments. formerly Dave was once a contributing writer to 3D Studio Max R3 Bible through Kelly Murdock, released through Hungry Minds (formerly IDG Books Worldwide). Stephen Tanner is at the moment utilizing Python to construct a black-box software program checking out framework. His aspect initiatives comprise Python instruments to accomplish probabilistic derivatives-trading research, and to obtain mass amounts of .mp3s. other than their "real" jobs, Dave and Stephen get pleasure from convincing humans to pay them huge dollars for consulting jobs.

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Cropping and resizing images . . . Modifying pixel data . . . . . . Other PIL features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467 468 469 469 470 472 472 473 474 475 476 476 480 Chapter 26: Multithreading .

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