If you’ve ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you? In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total Beginners, 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.
Topics included: Introduction • Python Basics • Flow Control • Functions • Lists • Dictionaries and Structuring Data • Manipulating Strings • 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 • Time, Scheduling Tasks, and Launching Programs • Sending Email and Text Messages • Manipulating Images • Controlling the Keyboard and Mouse with GUI Automation.
Publisher: No Starch Press
Published: May 2015
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Number of pages: 504
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