1. Review of the Fundamentals

You and Python could be the start of a beautiful friendship. You may have heard that Python is easy to use, that it makes you productive fast. It’s true. You may also find that it’s fun. You can start programming without worrying about elaborate setups or declarations.

Although this book was written primarily for people who’ve already had an introduction to Python, this chapter can be your starting point to an exciting new journey. To download Python, go to python.org.

If you’re familiar with all the basic concepts in Python, you can skip this chapter. You might want to take a look at the global statement at the end of this chapter, however, if you’re not familiar with it. Many people fail to understand this keyword. ...

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