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Python Introduction

Python Introduction

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Python –AN IntroduCtion
Hans Fangohr,
fangohr@soton.ac.uk
, CED Seminar 05/02/2004
Overview
Why Python
How to get started
Interactive Python (IPython)
Installing extra modules
Lists
For-loops
if-then
modules and name spaces
while
string handling
file-input, output
functions
Numerical computation
some other features
long numbers
exceptions
dictionaries
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default parameters
self documenting code
Example for extensions: Gnuplot
The
wc
program in Python
Summary
OutlookLiterature:
M. Lutz & D. Ascher:
Learning Python
ISBN: 1565924649 (1999)
(new edition 2004, ISBN:0596002815)
. We point to this book (1999) whereappropriate:
Chapter 1 in
LP 
Alex Martelli:
Python in a Nutshell 
ISBN: 0596001886
Deitel & Deitel et al:
Python – How to Program
ISBN: 0130923613Other resources:
www.python.org
provides extensivedocumentation, tools and download.
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Why Python?
Chapter 1, p3 in
LP 
All sorts of reasons ;-)
Object-oriented scripting language
power of high-level language
portable, powerful, free
mixable (glue together with C/C++, Fortran,. . . )
easy to use (save time developing code)
easy to learn
(in-built complex numbers)
Today:
easy to learn
some interesting features of the language
use as tool for small sysadmin/dataprocessing/collecting tasks
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