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Learn Programming in Python with Cody Jackson

By : Cody Jackson
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Learn Programming in Python with Cody Jackson

By: Cody Jackson

Overview of this book

Python is a cross-platform language used by organizations such as Google and NASA. It lets you work quickly and efficiently, allowing you to concentrate on your work rather than the language. Based on his personal experiences when learning to program, Learn Programming in Python with Cody Jackson provides a hands-on introduction to computer programming utilizing one of the most readable programming languages–Python. It aims to educate readers regarding software development as well as help experienced developers become familiar with the Python language, utilizing real-world lessons to help readers understand programming concepts quickly and easily. The book starts with the basics of programming, and describes Python syntax while developing the skills to make complete programs. In the first part of the book, readers will be going through all the concepts with short and easy-to-understand code samples that will prepare them for the comprehensive application built in parts 2 and 3. The second part of the book will explore topics such as application requirements, building the application, testing, and documentation. It is here that you will get a solid understanding of building an end-to-end application in Python. The next part will show you how to complete your applications by converting text-based simulation into an interactive, graphical user interface, using a desktop GUI framework. After reading the book, you will be confident in developing a complete application in Python, from program design to documentation to deployment.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Simulating valves

Valves and pumps are the key components of most piping systems, as they affect how fluid flows through the system and does work. We will first talk about modeling valves; since there is a lot of information in this code, we will break it into separate subsections.

Base valve class

Before we can do anything with individual valves, we have to create a basic Valve class that the unique valves will inherit from. This base class will have to have as many characteristics as each valve type will need to make the base class as generic as possible. The base valve class will be broken up into multiple code listings:

# (part 1)
1 #!/usr/bin/env python3 2 """ 3 VirtualPLC 4 5 Purpose...