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

Very simple Python

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