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x=1 | x=1 | ||

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+ | and then simply | ||

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+ | x | ||

and you'll see | and you'll see | ||

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+ | 1 | ||

+ | |||

+ | |||

+ | Type | ||

+ | |||

+ | x=1.01 | ||

+ | |||

+ | and then after you type "x" you'll see | ||

+ | |||

+ | x | ||

+ | 1.01 | ||

+ | |||

+ | |||

+ | Clearly you have a real-time calculator in hand, so try something more exciting. | ||

+ | |||

+ | x=1.01 | ||

+ | y=1.0001 | ||

+ | x/y | ||

+ | |||

+ | and you'll see something like this | ||

+ | |||

+ | 1.0098990100989902 | ||

+ | |||

+ | Modify that with | ||

+ | |||

+ | z=x/y | ||

+ | z | ||

+ | |||

+ | and you'll see the same result. But now try | ||

+ | |||

+ | int(z) | ||

+ | |||

+ | and you'll see | ||

1 | 1 |

This page contains examples and links to programs used for our Research Methods - Programming with Python short course.

Start a Python interactive session using the "python" command to get a >>> prompt.

Type

x=1

and then simply

x

and you'll see

1

Type

x=1.01

and then after you type "x" you'll see

x 1.01

Clearly you have a real-time calculator in hand, so try something more exciting.

x=1.01 y=1.0001 x/y

and you'll see something like this

1.0098990100989902

Modify that with

z=x/y z

and you'll see the same result. But now try

int(z)

and you'll see

1