Lecture 2: Introduction to Python
PDF files of the lecture slides handouts.
These suggested readings are important because they explain the terminology used in our lectures and labs. They also talk about common practices such as debugging, how to name variables, or the difference between interactive and script mode in Python.
- Think Python, Ch. 1: The Way of the program
- Think Python, Ch. 2: Variables, expressions and statements
If you are someone who likes to test the vocabulary of a new knowledge domain (in this case, programming), here is an interactive page with the Think Python vocabulary on Memrise.
Click on this lec02_python_intro.zip link to download the .zip file to your computer. Unzip the downloaded lec02_python_intro.zip file (by double-clicking on it) to reveal a folder with the notebook file for this lecture and a script file shown in slide 2-20.
These will be posted after all the lecture sections have been taught.
lec02_python_intro_solns.zip link (zip file with solution notebook)