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This module provides an introduction to the use of scripts in Python.

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Preface

This module is one in a collection of modules on Python designed for teaching ITSE 1359 Introduction to Scripting Languages: Python at Austin Community College in Austin, TX. It provides an introduction to the use of scripts, and ofnecessity will depart from the interactive mode used in previous modules.

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(Note to blind and visually impaired students: all of the Listings in this module are presented in plain text format and should be accessible using anaudio screen reader or a braille display. However, there are a couple of bitmap images that may not be accessible.)

Figures

  • Figure 1 . Screen output from running the script named 1359-1050-01.py.
  • Figure 2 . Online Python Tutor visualizerscreen output.
  • Figure 3 . Visualizing a program from a future module.

Listings

  • Listing 1 . Setting the path temporarily with a batch file.
  • Listing 2 . Contents of the file named 1359-1050-01.py.

Introduction

This module provides an introduction to the use of scripts, and of necessity will depart from the interactive mode used in previous modules.

It will be necessary for me to get into a small amount of system stuff that really has nothing in particular to do with Python programming. Rather, it willinvolve getting your computer set up for using scripts with Python.

Up to this point in this collection, I have concentrated on the interactive programming capability of Python. This is a very useful capability that allows you to typein a program and to have it executed immediately in an interactive mode. But, interactive can be burdensome. By now you may have realized that you sometimes find yourself typing the same thing over and over. That is where scripts are useful.

Important characteristics of scripts

Scripts are reusable

Basically, a script is a text file containing the statements that comprise a Python program. Once you have created the script, you can execute it over andover without having to retype it each time.

Scripts are editable

Perhaps, more importantly, you can make different versions of the script by modifying the statements from one file to the next using a text editor. Then youcan execute each of the individual versions. In this way, it is easy to create different programs with a minimum amount of typing.

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
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
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
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.
Bharti
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
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
How can I make nanorobot?
Lily
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
how can I make nanorobot?
Lily
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
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