The user-friendly, object-oriented programming language Python is quickly becoming the most popular introductory programming language for both students and instructors. This updated Second Edition of Python Programming in Context provides a comprehensive, accessible introduction to Python fundamentals. An ideal first language for learners entering the rapidly expanding field of computer science, Python gives students a solid platform of key problem-solving skills that translate easily across programming languages. Building on essential concepts of computer science, and offering a plenitude of real-world examples, Python Programming in Context, Second Edition offers a thorough overview of multiple applied areas, including image processing, cryptography, astronomy, the Internet, and bioinformatics. The text's emphasis on problem-solving, extrapolation, and development of independent exploration and solution-building provides students with a unique and innovative approach to learning programming. Python Programming in Context, Second Edition is the ideal introductory text for those delving into computer programming. Key Features - Utilizes Python 3 - Provides a clear, accessible, and skill-focused approach to programming with Python - Contains problem sets based on real-world examples and problem-solving rather than language features - Offers a variety of exercises that develop independent skill-building and exploration - Every new copy of the text is packaged with full student access to Turing's Craft Custom CodeLab. Customized to match the organization of the text, CodeLab offers students hands-on Python programming experience with immediate feedback. - Accompanied by a full suite of instructor support material, including solutions to the exercises in the text, downloadable source code, PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, and a complete Test Bank.