Introduction to Computer Programming
Spring 2012

I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand

Ancient Chinese Proverb

Lecture: Jerry Waxman

email: j {my last name in lower case} at {cs} {dot} {nyu} {dot} {edu}
Office hours: Thursday, after class, or by appointment

TA: Ms. Jessica Raab

email: {jlr490} at {nyu} {dot} {edu}

email to submit assignments:

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Course Overview, Requirements, and Syllabus


Handouts etc ...

Code ...


Practice Python here

The official python site - downloads, documentation etc.

An Excellent Resource - but a bit advanced

Texts for this class

1. Required Text - good reference - short and succinct

Visual Quickstart Guide to Python - by Tony Donaldson

Available at the bookstore ... or here

2. The following text is free - we will be referring to it quite frequently

How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

Here is the on-line version
Here is a local PDF to download

3. The following text is free on-line - and quite useful

Here is the on-line version

4. The following is available from Safari Online at the Bobst Library

Python in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
By: Alex Martelli
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.