An intro to Python

This series will serve as an introduction to the Python topic. It is not meant to be an in-depth guide, but rather an overview of the features for beginners.

We’ll cover the environment, data types, arithmetic operators and touch on the flow control.

We won’t cover any advanced features such as modules, generators, decorators or comprehension.

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Python is a popular high-level programming language.

That means it’s designed to be easy to read, using English keywords and simple syntax¹.

For example, here’s how you might check whether a number is greater than another number:

Python is also a general-purpose programming language. That means it can be used for just about anything.

You can use it to build websites, web apps and desktop apps. But it’s also used in scientific computing, artificial intelligence, and data analysis!

Footnotes

[1] The syntax is the set of rules that define how a program will be written and interpreted. It covers the symbols, indentation and keywords of the language. All programming languages use different syntax.

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