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Python - Quick Guide
This page will describe the basics of Python. Click on the Title(s) to learn more. You can see what the topics are about under each title.
Python Package Manager Python web application frameworks Python Checkers / Debugging Python shell Python Game Python CMS Web Applications GUI Frameworks
Check if Python is installed on the computer Install Python on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows Python Interpreter Python Syntax Text Editors How to write Python programs
Installing Python How do I run my code? Python Shell Simple Python Script
What is a variable? How do I use variables? Lists different variable types Examples
What is Python Interpreter? How can I use Python Interactively?
Describes how comments works in Python Shorter examples
What is a Docstring? How should a Docstring look like? How to access the Docstring Docstring Examples
What are keywords? List of keywords Keywords Explained
What are Booleans? Boolean Strings Boolean and logical operators
Arithmetic Comparison operators Logical operators
Calculator Counting with variables Counter Counting with a While Loop Multiplication table Script
What is an Exception? Why use Exceptions? Raising an Exception Exception Errors Exception Errors Examples Set up exception handling blocks Code Example Try … except … else clause Try … finally clause
What is a string? Accessing Strings Quotes Raw Strings Concatenate Strings Reverse Strings Changing Upper and Lower Case Strings Replace Strings Repeat Strings Split Strings Startswith / Endswith Strip Strings Slicing Strings Formatting Strings Join Strings Testing Strings Built-in String Methods
What is a List? List Creation List Length List Append List Insert List Remove List Extend List Delete List Keywords List Reverse List Sorting List Split List Indexing List Slicing List Loops List Methods List Examples
What is a Dictionary? How to create a Dictionary? Accessing / Getting values Looping through a Dictionary Updating a Dictionary Delete a key / value Example from Google Class Dict Formatting Common Dictionary Operations
Methods of Dictionary Objects
Methods of String objects
Methods of List objects
Why Loops? For Loops Example of a for loop Loop through words Using the range function While Loop Example of a While Loop Count with While Loops Eternal Loops Nested Loops Breaking out of Loops Break Example Continue Continue Example Pass
Syntax Examples Create a list using loops and list comprehension Parsing a file using list comprehension Using list comprehension in functions
Why functions? How do I create a function? Examples There is a Function - Cheat Sheet at the top of the page.
How to use Conditional Statements If Statement Elif Statement Else Statement Examples
What are Conditions? When to use a Condition? Syntax Explained Conditional Tests Python If statement Code Block
What are Modules? Different ways to import modules Please see the Modules - Cheat Sheet at the top of the page
File Types Open ( ) File Modes Create a text file How to read a text file Looping over a file object File Handling Usages With Statement With Examples Read a file line by line into an list Splitting Lines
With Statement Overview With Statement Usage
Semicolons Line length Parentheses Indentation Blank Lines Whitespace Shebang Line Comments and more...
pychecker Imports Packages Exceptions Global variables Nested/Local/Inner Classes and Functions List Comprehensions Default Iterators and Operators Generators Lambda Functions Conditional Expressions and more...
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