Download e-book for kindle: Learn Python the Hard Way (1st Edition) by Zed A. Shaw

By Zed A. Shaw

Examine Python The not easy means is a ebook I wrote to coach programming to those who don't know how one can code. It assumes you're most likely an influence person of your machine, after which takes you from not anything to programming basic video games. After interpreting my ebook you need to be prepared for plenty of of the opposite programming books available in the market.

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Likes, lives, computer) Notice though that we make a variable prompt that is set to the prompt we want, and we give that to raw_input instead of typing it over and over. Now if we want to make the prompt something else, we just change it in this one spot and rerun the script. Very handy. 0 What You Should See When you run this, remember that you have to give the script your name for the argv arguments. py script. I'd like to ask you a few questions. Do you like me Zed? > yes Where do you live Zed?

In your editor. • read – Reads the contents of the file, you can assign the result to a variable. • readline – Reads just one line of a text file. • truncate – Empties the file, watch out if you care about the file. • write(stuff) – Writes stuff to the file. For now these are the important commands you need to know. Some of them take parameters, but we do not really care about that. You only need to remember that write takes a parameter of a string you want to write to the file. " target = open(filename, 'w') 13 14 15 print "Truncating the file.

We’ll try a few of these sequences so you can see what I mean. Another important escape sequence is to escape a single-quote ’ or double-quote ". Imagine you have a string that uses double-quotes and you want to put a double-quote in for the output. " then Python will get confused since it will think the " around "understand" actually ends the string. You need a way to tell Python that the " inside the string isn’t a real double-quote. To solve this problem you escape double-quotes and single-quotes so Python knows to include in the string.

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