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AUTOMATE THE BORING STUFF WITH PYTHON

EBOOK by Sweigart, Al
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9781593276850
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14 APR 2015

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If youve 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, youll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by handno prior programming experience required. Once youve mastered the basics of programming, youll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation to:Search for text in a file or across multiple filesCreate, update, move, and rename files and foldersSearch the Web and download online contentUpdate and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any sizeSplit, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFsSend reminder emails and text notificationsFill out online formsStep-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.Dont spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if youve never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work. Learn how in Automate the Boring Stuff with Python.Note: The programs in this book are written to run on Python 3.