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About this book

This book teaches the basics of computer programming. It’s meant for kids, but anyone who wants to learn how to program a computer can use it.

You don’t need to know anything about programming to use this book, but you should know the basics of using your computer. Maybe you use it for email, surfing the web, listening to music, playing games, or writing reports for school. If you can do the basic things on your computer, like starting a program and opening and saving files, you should have no trouble using this book.

What you need

This book teaches programming using a computer language called Python. Python is free, and you can download it from several places, including this book’s website. To learn programming using this book, all you need are

What you don’t need

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What’s new in the Third Edition

Note to parents and teachers