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.

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A Python identifier is a name used to identify a variable, function, class, module or other object.
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

How To... with Python

Use the following presentations to help develop your understading of how to use Python

Title Description
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