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Enough Talk, Let's Get Coding

November 16, 2016


Python, unlike Java, C++, and many other languages, has very little code overhead. Everything you learn can be immediately used in code. For instance, pop over to and type the following classic line of code:


print("Hello, World!")


As you would suspect, it outputs simply:


Hello, World!


There's no input and not really any processing here - just output: the computer giving data to the user.


You can also print numbers:





and math expressions:


print(5 + 5)


prints 10 as expected.






prints 10.0 ... What's up with that?


The short answer: 5 is an integer, 5.0 is a floating point. They have different Type.


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