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Why use Python ?

With so many programming environments available, why use Python?

First of all, it's free. I like that. You won't need to invest an arm and a leg just to get started. All you will need to do is go to (External Link) and download the software.

What is Python ?

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What is Python ?

Python is an easy to learn, powerful programming language. It has efficient high-level data structures and asimple but effective approach to object-oriented programming. Python's elegant syntax and dynamic typing, together withits interpreted nature, make it an ideal language for scripting and rapid application development in many areason most platforms.

More facts, less hype

So, beyond the hype, did I really choose Python because it is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language that is relatively easy tolearn? The name of this course is "ITSE 1359 - Introduction to Scripting Languages: Python" so I didn't really have a choice.

Learn OOP without the details

With Python, you can learn some aspects of object-oriented programming without the need to understand many of the complex details. Note, however, thatPython supports a very abbreviated form of OOP. You will have much more to learn about OOP when you move on to C#, C++, or Java.

A beginner-friendly language

Python is a beginner-friendly language that takes care of many of the complex details for you behind the scenes. This makes it possible for you to concentrateon the big picture of what your program is intended to accomplish without getting bogged down in detail.

Sneaking up on OOP

With Python, you can "sneak up" on object-oriented programming concepts. You don't have to deal with the object-oriented nature of the language on the firstday, or for a long time, for that matter. (With Java, for example, you can't write and understand even the simplest program without encountering a need tounderstand some object-oriented programming concepts.)

Python has an interactive mode

The interactive mode makes it easy to try new things without the edit-compile-execute cycle of other programming languages such as Java and C++. Interactive mode is a friendly environment for persons in thelearning stages of a language.

Python has a non-interactive mode

Once you know that something works properly, it is very easy to "put it in a can" so to speak, and then execute it as a script. This lets you execute it without retyping it every time.

Python combines interactive and non-interactive modes

This combination gives you the ability to use previously written script files while working in the interactive mode. Using this approach, you are able tominimize your interactive typing effort while still writing and testing large Python programs in interactive mode.

Questions & Answers

what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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