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Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming by Al Sweigart

By Al Sweigart

If you have ever spent hours renaming documents or updating hundreds and hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know the way tedious projects like those may be. yet what for those who may have your laptop do them for you? In Automate the uninteresting Stuff with Python, you will the best way to use Python to jot down courses that do in mins what could take you hours to do via hand—no past programming adventure required. step by step directions stroll you thru every one application, and perform tasks on the finish of every bankruptcy problem you to enhance these courses and use your newfound talents to automate related projects. do not spend some time doing paintings a well-trained monkey may perhaps do. whether you may have by no means written a line of code, you can also make your desktop do the grunt paintings. find out how in Automate the uninteresting Stuff with Python.

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Info You’ll often use comparison operators to compare a variable’s value to some other value, like in the eggCount <= 42 u and myAge >= 10 v examples. ) You’ll see more examples of this later when you learn about flow control statements. Boolean Operators The three Boolean operators (and, or, and not) are used to compare Boolean values. Like comparison operators, they evaluate these expressions down to a Boolean value. Let’s explore these operators in detail, starting with the and operator. Binary Boolean Operators The and and or operators always take two Boolean values (or expressions), so they’re considered binary operators.

The clause is skipped if the condition is False. info For example, let’s say you have some code that checks to see whether someone’s name is Alice. ') All flow control statements end with a colon and are followed by a new block of code (the clause). '). Figure 2-3 shows what a flowchart of this code would look like. ') False End Figure 2-3: The flowchart for an if statement else Statements An if clause can optionally be followed by an else statement. The else clause is executed only when the if statement’s condition is False.

Select HD Macintosh (or whatever name your hard drive has) and click Install. If you’re running Ubuntu, you can install Python from the Terminal by following these steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. Open the Terminal window. Enter sudo apt-get install python3. Enter sudo apt-get install idle3. Enter sudo apt-get install python3-pip. Starting IDLE While the Python interpreter is the software that runs your Python programs, the interactive development environment (IDLE) software is where you’ll enter your programs, much like a word processor.

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