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The main thread through Think Python is from procedural programming to object-oriented programming, so I don't do a lot of functional programming.
I cover a few topics that fall under the general heading of functional programming: there are some examples that pass functions in as parameters, and lots of recursion. I present map, filter and reduce patterns, but we do it using for loops (for good reason, I think, but the style is not as functional as it could be).
Beginners often struggle with recursion, so I present it early (before iteration!) and often.
But I don't present recursive data structures in this book, and I don't think I use lambda to create anonymous functions.