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Python Scripting Basics
Class 1, Part 1. This video comes from Marakana's 4-day Python Fundamentals training course which Simeon Franklin taught at Marakana headquarters in San Francisco, CA in August 2011.
In this section, Simeon will cover:
- Getting started with the interactive interpreter
- Types: Strings, Integers, Floats, Complex
- Variables: Defining, Dynamic Typing, Strong Typing, Internals
- Simple Expressions: Boolean Evaluation, Truthiness, Branching, and Block Structure
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Python is a popular very-high-level programming language, with a clean and spare syntax, simple and regular semantics, a large standard library and a wealth of third-party extensions, libraries and tools. With several production-quality open-source implementations available, many excellent books, and growing acceptance in both industry and academia, Python can play some useful role within a huge variety of software development projects.
Moreover, Python is really easy to learn, particularly (though not exclusively) for programmers who are skilled at such languages as Java, C++ and C. This talk addresses software developers who are experienced in other...