Hands-on Python Tutorial Major Change Log
December 2, 2008WWW examples for Chapter 4: edited commonFormFields.html for further clarification
October 29, 2008:Chapter 3:
Added a real-world file processing example at the very end, bbassign.py, that I use to modify Blackboard assignment downloads.
Added extra reminders in several of the homework exercises.
Added extra real-world example survey processing programs
September 29, 2008:Chapter 2:
Added missing example file printFile.py
Added extra exercise on polygonal paths
Added extra example file bounceWhile.py
September 15, 2008:Chapter 2:
Added playing computer in 2.2.1, previously referenced but not included.
Modified madlib2.py in 2.3.2 to simplify the changes for the madlib3.py file exercise.
September 13, 2008:Fixed one typo that messed up all section numbers in chapter 1 after 1.5.2!
September 9, 2008:General: fixed typos, misspellings, few words of elaboration...
- Section 1.12.4 Added a small section illustrating the result of incorrect indentation
- Section 1.12.8 More playing computer: clarified exercise
August 24, 2008:General: fixed typos, misspellings
1.2, 1.3: Expanded the introduction to the mechanics of dealling
with the Shell, moving some explanation back to 1.2 where the Shell is
- Removed links to old flash videos that don't work right with current Flash
- Refered to new example Windows shortcut file to start Idle for Python version 2.6 (now Beta) - no other 2.6 accomodations
- Added comments and direct links to downloadable copies of the Tutorial and this change log.
- Section 1.13.6 Successive modification loops: added intermediate example to the enumeration loop topic
Aug 18, 2008 Chapter 2:
Moved major pieces of the string sections around + small change in graphics
1: OO notiation to the beginning, followed by all the basic string
methods, including split and join. This way you can start on OO
notation and then skip right to graphics if you like, or go on to
the rest of the basic string operations and skip the harder string
processing in the revised mad lib program.
- Section 2-3: Split the
mad lib section into two main sections, with the material on
appending to lists and the intro to sets into the separate section 2.
- Now the challenging string processing needed for the revised mad lib is in the last section on strings.
- Section 4: Graphics Simplified the final animation example
Revised the introduction to a for-loop for a list of tuples in chooseButton2.py
Aug 14, 2008
more playing computer and not all concentrated at the end, so it
is illustrated with some of the initial examples. Reduced the
complexity of the nested function call example.
- Reworking of the format string section.
- Moved the explanation of the fonts in syntax pattern earlier, changing the section numbers!