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Introduction to Python

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    • Status
      • 1
        Input and Output
      • 2
        Variables and Integer Arithmetic
      • 3
        Conditional Operators
      • 4
        Advanced Conditions - Nesting
      • 5
        Types and Variables
      • 6
      • 7
      • 8
        For Loops
      • 9
        While Loops
      • 10
        continue, break, while...else
      • 11
        String and List methods
      • 12
        Nested Loops
      • 13
        List Comprehension
      • 14
        Tuples and Sets
      • 15
      • 16
      • 17
        Functions 2
      • 18
        Lambda and higher-order functions
      • 19

  • Variables in Python

    In Python, information is stored in variables. We have already interacted with variables before when getting inputs from the user.
    name = input()
    surname = input()
    print(name, '--', surname)
    This program reads two inputs. It stores the first input in a variable called name and the second input in a variable called surname. In the case the person using the program inputs Nikola for the first input and then hit enter and put Tesla for the second input and then hit enter the name variable will store Nikola value in it and whenever printed will show Nikola, while surname variable will store Tesla value in it and whenever printed will show Tesla.
    Variables can be used to store any type of information. They can store textual information as shown in the example above, they can store numbers, they can store collections, and other structures.
    To store numeric values in variables we can do the following:
    a = 10
    b = 400
    print(a, b, a * b)
    The program will print 10 400 4000.
    This program stores 10 in a variable called a, 400 in a variable called b, and then prints their values along with the multiple of those two.


    Write a program that stores -20 in a variable called x, 30 in a variable called y, and 100 in a variable called z. Print the result of the x * y + z expression.
    So, we can use Python to do basic arithmetic operations and use it as a simple calculator.
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