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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

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
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 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
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
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
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
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.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
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.
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.
is Bucky paper clear?
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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