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The Python REPL

Introduction

Welcome to the world of problem solving with Python! This first Orientation Chapter will help you get started by guiding you through the process of installing Python on your computer. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Open and close the Python REPL

  • Compute mathematical calculations using the Python REPL

  • Use the output from Python REPL as input in another problem

  • Import the math and statistics modules from the Python Standard Library and use their functions

  • Assign values to variables

  • Use variables in calculations

  • Create strings

  • Combine, compare, and pull characters out of strings