What Is a Python Function? A Tutorial

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What is a Python Function? 

In this tutorial, we discuss one of the most useful attributes of Python: the function. Python functions are considered “First Class” objects. A First Class object can be assigned to variables, stored in data structures, passed as arguments to other functions, or even return values from other functions. Other examples of First Class objects in Python are integers, strings, and dictionaries.

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Which Installer is Better? Pip or Easy Install

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One of the most significant advantages of Python is how easy it is to reuse existing code. 

  • Need to talk to servers? Just import requests
  • Need to talk to a MySQL database? Import the mysql.connector software! 
  • Need to fly? Just import antigravity

Of course, these packages need to exist somewhere in your server, and installing them can be problematic without the right tools. Fortunately, that is a problem the Python developers have invested significant time investigating and correcting.

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How to Install and Update Python to 3.9 in Ubuntu

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In this article, we will explore the newest methods to install or update to the latest version of Python on our Ubuntu system. 

What is Python?

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Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics. It’s high-level built in data structures, combined with dynamic typing and dynamic binding, make it very attractive for Rapid Application Development and use as a scripting or glue language to connect existing components together. Python’s simple, easy to learn syntax emphasizes readability and therefore reduces the cost of program maintenance. Python supports modules and packages, which encourages program modularity and code reuse.

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How to Install PIP for Python on Windows

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Pip is one of the best tools to install and manage Python packages. Pip has earned its fame by the number of applications using this tool. Used for its capabilities in handling binary packages over the easily installed package manager, Pip enables 3rd party package installations. Though the newest versions of Python come with pip installed as a default, this tutorial will show how to install Pip, check its version, and show some basic commands for its use. Watch the video below or review the following article for additional instructions.

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How to Install Python 3 on Ubuntu 18.04

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Python is fast becoming one of the most popular programming languages worldwide. Its low entry barrier for new programmers and simple, elegant syntax makes it a fantastic language to start learning. Python is excellent for task automation, and thankfully most Linux distributions come with Python installed right out of the box. This is true of Ubuntu 18.04; however, the Python package distributed with Ubuntu 18.04 is version 3.6.8. This article will cover how to install a newer version of Python, specifically, the latest stable version 3.8.3.

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How to Install Python 2 & 3 on CentOS 8

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In this tutorial, we will consider how to enable both Python 2 and Python 3 for use on CentOS 8. In earlier distributions of CentOS, an unversioned Python command was available by default. 

When the CentOS installation was complete, it was possible to drop into a Python shell by simply running the “python” command in a terminal.

Paradoxically, CentOS 8 does not have an unversioned Python command by default.  This begs the question, why? RedHat states that this choice is by design “to avoid locking users into a specific version of Python.” Currently, RedHat 8 utilizes Python 3.6 implicitly by default, although Python 2.7 is additionally provided to maintain existing software.

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