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By Kent D. Lee

Computer programming is a ability that may carry nice leisure from the creativity fascinated with designing and imposing an answer to an issue. This classroom-tested and easy-to-follow textbook teaches the reader the right way to application utilizing Python, an available language which are discovered incrementally. via an in depth use of examples and useful routines, scholars will learn how to realize and follow summary styles in programming, in addition to easy methods to check out the kingdom of a software utilizing a debugger tool.

Features:

  • Contains a number of examples and solved perform routines designed for an interactive school room surroundings
  • Highlights numerous styles which as a rule look in courses, and offers routines that make stronger popularity and alertness of those styles
  • Introduces using a debugger, and contains helping fabric that finds how courses paintings
  • Presents the Tkinter framework for development graphical person interface purposes and event-driven courses
  • Provides invaluable extra assets for teachers on the linked web site: http://cs.luther.edu/~leekent/CS1

This hands-on textbook for energetic studying within the lecture room will allow undergraduates in desktop technology to advance the mandatory abilities to start constructing their very own courses. It employs Python because the introductory language as a result wealth of help on hand for programmers.

Dr. Kent D. Lee is affiliate Professor of computing device technological know-how on the division of desktop technological know-how at Luther collage, Decorah, Iowa, united states. he's the writer of the winning Springer textbook, Programming Languages: An lively studying Approach.

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6 There is no solution needed for this exercise. Try it out and if you have problems, talk to your instructor or someone who can help to make sure you get this working before proceeding. 7 1. An assignment statement is written as = where a variable is assigned the value of an expression. 2. To retrieve a value from memory we write the name of the variable that refers to that value. 3. If we use a variable before it has been assigned a value Python will complain of a name error, meaning the variable has not been assigned a value yet.

For instance, you might write a program that reads data from a file and takes one action or another based on the data it read. Or, a program might get some input from a user and then take one of several actions based on that input. To make a choice in Python you write an if statement. An if statement takes one of two forms. It may be just an if statement. In this case, if the condition evaluates to true then it will evaluate the then statements. If the condition is not true the computer will skip to the statements after the if statement.

In Fig. 18 the type of the result is a float if either operand is a float unless noted otherwise in the table. 5 if it is written 81/2. However, if it is written 83//2 then the result is 41. This goes back to long division as we first learned in elementary school. 83//2 is 41 with a remainder of 1. The result of floor division isn’t always an int. 0 so be careful. While floor division returns an integer, it doesn’t necessarily return an int. We can insure a number is a float or an integer by writing float or int in front of the number.

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