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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How to Generate a Random Number in Python

In Python, just like in almost any other OOP language, chances are that you’ll find yourself needing to generate a random number at some point. Whether you’re just completing an exercise in algorithms to better familiarize yourself with the language, or if you’re trying to write more complex code, you can’t call yourself a Python coder […]

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How to Test for Positive Numbers in Python

The following Python snippet demonstrates how to test if an inputted number is positive, negative, or zero. The code is simple, straightforward, and works with any number or integer. The code uses an if…elif…else statement to determine if a number is greater than 0 (in which case it has to be positive), elif a number […]

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How to Test for Prime Numbers in Python

As with any OOP language, you can use Python to conduct calculations and gather information about numbers. One cool thing you can do with Python is test if a number is prime or not. A prime number, as you may remember from math class way back when, is any whole number (it must be greater […]

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How to Validate an Email Address Using Python

This snippet shows you how to easily validate any email using Python’s awesome isValidEmail() function. Validating an email means that you’re testing whether or not it’s a properly formatted email. While this code doesn’t actually test if an email is real or fake, it does make sure that the email entered by the user is in […]

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How to Display the Date and Time using Python

If you ever have the need to print out and display the date and time in any of your Python projects, it turns out the code for executing those actions is very simple. To get started, you’ll need to import the time module. From there, there are only a few short lines of code standing in the […]

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Code Snippets: Using Python to Solve the Quadratic Equation

Python is a versatile and powerful coding language that can be used  to execute all sorts of functionalities and processes. One of the best ways to get a feel for how Python works is to use it to create algorithms and solve equations. In this example, we’ll show you how to use Python to solve […]

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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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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 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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