--Originally published at Coding The Future
If you are a Lady Gaga fan, you are probably familiar with her famous line "I don't speak German, but I can if you like" from her song SchieBe. This lyric line has always intrigued me, but it has acquired a new meaning since I started programming. Why? Because once you learn an object-oriented language, all others come naturally in a matter of days.
I started coding on Python 3 for the first time last week, and coming from C# on Visual Studio 2008 felt like a natural transition. All the syntax is pretty much the same, and some is even simpler, which is an amazing thing!
I have taken the time to compile the most basic syntax that I've learned on Python so far. Enjoy!
When we think about coding, commenting often goes as an underestimated feature. Consequently, I decided to start my post with comments.
#COMMENTS: To comment, use a number sign and then write your comment.
2. Declaring variables (and arrays)
Unlike other programming languages, I've realized that on Python, you don't have to declare the variable type when declaring a variable. To declare a variable, just type the name, and if you want to, give it a value. Even though you don't need to, I usually give integer-type variables a default value of zero. You can also declare strings and arrays using the appropriate brackets.
i = 5
j = 6
k = i + j
y = [1,3,5,8]
x = ('Emanuel')
To output a variable or just some text, you can use the print class. Remember you can always combine several variables or variables with text by concatenating using the plus sign.
print ('Hello World!')
print ('Hello, ' + x)
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