How to Use Python’s If Statement

In Python, an If statement contains code that is executed based on whether or not certain conditions are true. For example, if you want to print something, but you want the execution of that printed text to be contingent upon other conditions, you’re going to need to use an If statement. The basic syntax for […]

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Using Python’s Tabnanny Module for Cleaner Code

Tabnanny is a module in Python that checks your source code for ambiguous indentation. This module is useful because in Python, white space isn’t supposed to be ambiguous, and if your source code contains any weird combinations of tabs and spaces, tabnanny will let you know. You can run tabnanny in one of two ways, […]

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Quick Tip: Using Python’s In Operator

In Python, the word “in” can be used as a membership test operator. It’s a great way to check if a certain value exists in a Python object. See the example below to understand how it’s used in context: >>>a = “Learning Python is super fun!” >>>”super” in a True The above example demonstrates how the […]

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How to Use Print for More Efficient Code

Here’s a quick tip that will help make your Python code way more efficient if you’re not already taking advantage of it. If you want to print all the values in a list separated by a comma, there are a couple different ways you can go about doing this: there are complicated ways, and then […]

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How to Merge Lists in Python

If you ever have multiple lists in Python that you want to combine in one list, don’t panic. Python actually makes it really easy to perform a function like this. You can combine and concatenate lists just by using the plus (+) symbol — seriously, it doesn’t get much easier than that. If you want […]

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Using Python’s Random Module to Generate Integers

In Python, the random module allows you to generate random integers. It’s often used when you need to a number to be picked at random or to pick a random element from a list. Using it is actually really straightforward. Let’s say you want to print a random integer within a given range, like 1-100. Here’s how […]

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Python Basics: Strings and Printing

Strings are a really commonly used type in Python, and can be formed simply by placing quotes around characters. Anything that resides inside of quotations is a string (single quotes or double quotes are both acceptable). To create a string, you simply need to assign these characters inside quotes as values to a variable, like this: […]

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Python Resources: Training Videos

Sometimes the best way to get acquainted with a new language or a new technique is to watch someone else do  it first, and then jump in to try for yourself. If you like to learn that way and are wanting to improve your Python skills, check out any of the training videos or video […]

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Python Resources: Books

Everyone learns in different ways, and while some developers prefer to learn new coding languages interactively, others might appreciate having a solid foundation in the language before trying to write any code. If you’re looking to learn Python and like to learn new languages by reading books, check out the list below for some recommendations. 1. […]

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Python While Loop

The while loop in Python is basically just a way to construct code that will keep repeating while a certain expression is true. To create a while loop, you’ll need a target statement and a condition, and the target statement is the code that will keep executing for as long as the condition remains true. The syntax […]

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