Python: Introduction

Central Library - Glebe Room
1015 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Python is a high-level, feature-rich, and free programming language that is available on numerous operating systems including Windows, Mac, and Linux.

This course starts from the beginning and introduces students to programming concepts such as numeric operations, data types, conditional statements, loops, user input/output, debugging, and other fundamental concepts of software programming. These lessons will be paired with brief, hands on exercises to give students some hands on experience with writing and executing code.

In this class learn to:

Enter and edit script to run a simple program
Perform basic numeric operations
Understand different data types
Store text as a variable to reuse
Prompt a user for input
Verify user input using comparator operations
Change script behavior using logical operators
Use loops to run parts of the script multiple times
Import and use programming modules

Prerequisites: Basic PC skills and comfort navigating the web
Registration Required: https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/4592837

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