Python is a high-level, interpreted, interactive and object-oriented scripting language. Python is
designed to be very readable.
It uses English keywords frequently whereas other languages use punctuation.
It has fewer syntactical constructs than other languages and it makes use of indentation to mark the beginning and end of program blocks which can sometimes be less obvious to a beginner.
Here are some tips for getting started with Python:
Use the following presentations to help develop your understanding 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||Making choices and using relational operators|
|Iteration - Condition Controlled||How to use while loops|
|Iteration - Count Controlled||How to use for loops|
|Lists||How to use lists|
|Strings||Setting up and using strings|
|Maintainable Code||How to use comments and other techniques to improve code readability|
|Lists and Loops||Using and accessing Lists with Loops|
|BMI Calculator||Accepting a users height and weight and calculating the BMI and degree of obesity|