Python is a high-level, interpreted, interactive and object-oriented scripting language. Python is
designed to be very readable.
It uses English keywords frequently where as other languages use punctuation, and it has fewer syntactical constructs than other languages.
Here are some tips for getting started with Python
A Python identifier is a name used to identify a variable, function, class, module or other
An identifier starts with a letter A to Z or a to z or an underscore (_) followed by zero or more letters, underscores and digits (0 to 9).
Python does not allow punctuation characters such as @, $, and % within identifiers.
Python is a case sensitive programming language. For eample VarName and varname are two different identifiers in Python
Use the following presentations to help develop your understading of how to use Python
|Using the Turtle||Creating simple graphics programs with the turtle|
|Calculator||Create a basic program to mimic a calculator (add, subtract, multiply and divide)|
|Variables||Naming and using variables|
|Arithmetic||Correct use of symbols and other arithmetic operations|
|Selection||Correct use of symbols and other arithmetic operations|
|Lists||How to use lists|
|Strings||Setting up and using strings|
|Maintainable Code||How to use comments and otehr techniques to improve code readability|