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Tag: Platform-Python

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What is a Comment?

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In simple terms, a comment is an entry added to the source code to allow a deeper understanding of the logic behind why the code was written the way it was. In Python, the ‘#’ or pound symbol is required before every comment. This symbol allows the Python interpreter or compiler to ignore the pursuant text. 

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What is a For Loop?

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A for loop in Python is utilized to make repeated use of a function or procedure, applying it each time to the result of the previous sequence. This repeating process is called iteration. The for loop checks each iteration until a condition is met. Typically these are used when we have to run a block of code duplicating it X number of times. Each time it iterates over a sequence, it re-executes the code.

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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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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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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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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. 

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