# Jackson Cooper's Articles

Python developer and enthusiast. Also manager of Python Central.

## Using Python to Display Calendars

Here’s a fun thing about Python that you may or may not already be familiar with: it has a built-in calendar function you can use to display as many calendars as you like. When you import the function, you can use it to display a month of any year in standard calendar format (a month at […]

Read More## Using Modulo to Check for Leap Year in Python

We’ve already covered the modulo (%) operator in a previous lesson, but just as a quick refresher, the modulo is an operator that is used to calculate the remainder of one number divided by another. So if you have an equation such as 6 % 3, the answer would be 0, because 3 goes into […]

Read More## Python Code Snippets: Solving the Quadratic Equation

Here’s a fun way to use Python: input any three numbers into a function and you can solve the quadratic equation in milliseconds. Bet you wish you knew about this one back when you were in Algebra I class. The function, written by the people over at Programiz, solves the quadratic equation using basic multiplication […]

Read More## Top 5 Free Python Resources for Beginners

Learning Python as a beginner can be a little overwhelming. Where do you start? How do you know you’re getting the best possible information? What do you do once you’ve gotten down the basics? If you’ve recently found yourself asking any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ve compiled a […]

Read More## Using Exponents in Python

By now, you probably know how to multiply and divide numbers in Python. Multiplication in Python is fairly simple and easy to do. But what about using exponents? How would you raise a number to the second power, for example? If you’re not sure, you’ll probably find the answer pretty straightforward. To raise a number […]

Read More## Multiplying and Dividing Numbers in Python

Multiplying and dividing numbers in Python is really straightforward. If you’ve ever multiplied or divided numbers in other coding languages, you’ll find the process for doing so in Python is really similar, if not pretty much exactly the same. Understanding how to multiply and divide numbers in Python is important, not because you need to […]

Read More## Using Python to Find the Largest Number out of Three

Here’s a useful snippet that will show you how to use Python to find the largest number out of any three given numbers. Basically, the snippet works by using the if…elif…else statements to compare the three numbers against each other and determine which one is the largest. Check out the snippet below to see how […]

Read More## Using Python to Check for Number in List

Today’s Python snippet is brought to you by the “in” keyword. In Python, we can use the in keyword for lots of different purposes. In terms of today’s snippet, we’re going to use it to check if a particular number is in a list. To begin, let’s say we have a list called coolNumbers. Take […]

Read More## Using Python to Check for Odd or Even Numbers

It’s pretty easy to use Python to perform calculations and arithmetic. One cool type of arithmetic that Python can perform is to calculate the remainder of one number divided by another. To do this, you need to use the modulo operator (otherwise known as the percentage sign: %). When you place a modulo in between two […]

Read More## How to Use Python’s len() Method

Python’s len() method can be used to easily find the length of a string. It’s a simple and quick way to measure the length of a string (the number of characters) without having to write a lot of code. The syntax for using the len() method is fairly straightforward, and hard to mess up — […]

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