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Python Operators are Mathematical!

Not only is math essential to programming, it’s also fascinating. Especially when you have a super-powerful calculator like Python to do the heavy-lifting for you. In this tutorial you will learn how to use Python operators to perform basic mathematical operations. You don’t have to be an Einstein to be a computer scientist (though it wouldn’t hurt). You only need …

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Writing, Saving and Running Python Programs with IDLE

Entering commands at the prompt is just the beginning. Let’s use IDLE to save and run files. With this skill you’ll be able to write and build complex and powerful Python programs. IDLE has two modes: interactive and script. We wrote our first program, “Hello, World!” in interactive mode. Interactive mode immediately returns the results of commands you enter into …

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Writing Your First Python Program

You are about to embark upon an adventure. Python is an ideal starting point for your expedition into computer science. It might be the first, and last, programming language you need to learn. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. So let’s begin! If you are just joining us, you may want to read our previous …

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Three Undeniable Reasons to Use Free, Open Source Software

Free, open source software(or FOSS) is software that respects your freedoms and makes its source code available. Chances are you’re already using free, open-source software without even knowing it. In case you need more convincing, here are three undeniable reasons why you should start using FOSS now. It’s Free This one’s a no-brainer. Save your hard-earned Washington’s for the really …

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Why You Should Install Linux Now

Why should you install Linux? Outlined below are five great reasons to make the switch. Linux is Safe, Secure and Reliable This should be your number one reason to install Linux, though it’s not the most glamorous. As we spend more and more time online, connecting with strangers, visiting questionable web sites, downloading and installing suspicious packages, we open our …

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Why Python Should Be The First Programming Language You Learn

Why should Python be the first programming language you learn? It’s awesome. That’s all you need to know. You can stop reading here and start coding now. Of course, you want to know more. But it’s that simple. As you will see, you can start coding now with Python. Besides being awesome, Python should be your first programming language because …

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