His feet carried him through corridor after dark corridor, soft steps echoing in the stillness. He could feel something in these halls calling to him, drawing him near. He turned a corner and there it was, what he somehow knew he would find. A door, seemingly hewn from the surrounding stone. While it bore no […]
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Data Rebellion presents… Demons & Dwarves: An Intro to Python Adventure Course “ouro7” by Rex Housour, used under CC BY-SA 2.0, cropped original Table of Contents Prologue – The Door Chapter 1 – Arithmetic and Variables Chapter 2 – Strings and Lists Chapter 3 – Conditional Statements Chapter 4 – Functions Chapter 5 – Loops […]
When programming in Python, you have two basic options for running code: interactive mode and script mode. Distinguishing between these modes can be slightly confusing for beginners, especially when you’re trying to follow along with others’ tutorials, so here’s a brief rundown. Interactive Mode Interactive mode (a.k.a. shell mode) is great for quickly and conveniently […]
The following post is a simple introduction to variables and the sorts of things commonly assigned to them in Python. If you are new to Python and/or programming, I encourage you to run each code block in your own editor as you read (repl.it is great for quickly running a little code). Think up questions […]
Prerequisites: Have some way of coding in Python. If you don’t have Python installed, I’d recommend using Repl.it, a browser-based programming environment that supports Python 3. If you want to take a few minutes to install Python, this quick installation guide may help. Or if you prefer, check out the Anaconda installation guide. When you […]
This guide will help you get Anaconda installed on your computer in the ballpark of 15-30 minutes. Anaconda is a sort of collection of programming goodies and comes with Python (programming language), Spyder (an IDE, or the place where you’ll do your actual coding), conda (a package manager that makes it really easy to install, […]
This guide will help you get the newest version of Python 3 up and running on your computer in about 5-10 minutes. It shows how the process looks on Windows, but it should be similarly straightforward for Mac and Linux users. If you want some more bells and whistles than just the Python programming language, […]