In this week at school, our discussion assignment asked us to post about the difference between ‘=’ and ‘==’ in Python. I put a pretty decent amount of effort in this assignment, so I thought I’d share it here.
In our last tutorial we looked at how to install Python and how to start it in our command line. When we opened up Python in our command line, I called it an interpreter. In today’s lesson we will look at what an interpreter is, what a compiler is, and we’ll understand the difference between the two.
Before we move on to anything else, we need to get ourselves set up so we can actually start programming. So in this tutorial we are going to learn how to install Python and an environment called IDLE. At the end, we’ll open our command line, and make our first program.
When I first started learning how to program on my own, I was overwhelmed with all of the info on the web and in books. I found that there were a lot of basic questions that I couldn’t find the answers for, and I still see these questions asked by other beginners today. Today, I answer those questions.