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Python is a high-level programming language that been around since 1991. It emphasizes readability syntax. The latest version is 3.6.1 and its documentation is located at https://docs.python.org/3/
Let's get some basics out of the way.
First of all, you should install Python 3 on your system. Installation instructions are here: https://www.python.org/downloads/. Installing Python 3 on your computer will help you follow along on you computer. If you don't want to install Python, I will post links that allow you to Hack the Code I write about.
You can use the print() function to write out a string.
Let's write some text to the screen
# Print a simple statement print("Hello there, world!") # Print out a math expression print(5+2) # Assign variable called val the sum of 8 and 7 val = 8 + 7; # Concatenate and print out a statement with the variable containing the math expression print("8 + 7 = " + str(val))
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More on string manipulation
Additional information regarding string concatenation (adding varying pieces of data together to form a string)
# concatenate strings by using empty spaces between the quoates print('This ' 'and ' 'that ...') # you can also anotherStringVariable = ('this is the first part of the line' ' and this is the second part of the line' ' and this is the third part of the line') print(anotherStringVariable) # get the position of a character in a string myString = "O say can you see ..." posOfYou = myString[10:13] print(posOfYou) # reverse the string by leaving the begin & end of [begin:end:step] syntax # and using -1 to step backwards revString = myString[::-1] print(revString)
Additional information on how to manipulate strings can be found on Python's Doc website
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