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Sams Teach Yourself Python Programming for Raspberry Pi in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Christine Bresnahan, Richard Blum

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Introduction

Officially launched in February 2012, the Raspberry Pi personal computer took the world by storm, selling out the 10,000 available units immediately. It is an inexpensive credit card–sized exposed circuit board, a fully programmable PC running the free open-source Linux operating system. The Raspberry Pi can connect to the Internet, can be plugged into a TV, and—with the latest version 2—runs on a fast ARM processor, rivaling the performance of many tablet devices, all for around $35.

Originally created to spark schoolchildren’s interest in computers, the Raspberry Pi has caught the attention of home hobbyists, entrepreneurs, and educators worldwide. Estimates put the sales figures around 6 million units as of June 2015.

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