Automate the Boring Stuff with Python 2015 – Al Sweigart – 2nd Edition


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, 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.

Don’t spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you’ve never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work. Learn how in Automate the Boring Stuff with Python.

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  • Chapter 0: Introduction
    Chapter 1: Python Basics
    Chapter 2: Flow Control
    Chapter 3: Functions
    Chapter 4: Lists
    Chapter 5: Dictionaries and Structuring Data
    Chapter 6: Manipulating Strings
    Chapter 7: Pattern Matching with Regular Expressions
    Chapter 8: Reading and Writing Files
    Chapter 9: Organizing Files
    Chapter 10: Debugging
    Chapter 11: Web Scraping
    Chapter 12: Working with Excel Spreadsheets
    Chapter 13: Working with PDF and Word Documents
    Chapter 14: Working with CSV Files and JSON Data
    Chapter 15: Keeping Time, Scheduling Tasks, and Launching Programs
    Chapter 16: Sending Email and Text Messages
    Chapter 17: Manipulating Images
    Chapter 18: Controlling the Keyboard and Mouse with GUI Automation

    Appendix A: Installing Third-Party Modules
    Appendix B: Running Programs
    Appendix C: Answers to the Practice Questions
  • Citation
    • Full Title: Automate the Boring Stuff with Python 2015
    • Author/s:
    • ISBN-13: 9781593275990
    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Topic: Computer
    • Subtopic: Python Programming
    • File Type: eBook
    • Idioma: English

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