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Why use Python ?

With so many programming environments available, why use Python?

First of all, it's free. I like that. You won't need to invest an arm and a leg just to get started. All you will need to do is go to (External Link) and download the software.

What is Python ?

You might also want to visit The Python Tutorial , which is where I extracted the following:

What is Python ?

Python is an easy to learn, powerful programming language. It has efficient high-level data structures and asimple but effective approach to object-oriented programming. Python's elegant syntax and dynamic typing, together withits interpreted nature, make it an ideal language for scripting and rapid application development in many areason most platforms.

More facts, less hype

So, beyond the hype, did I really choose Python because it is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language that is relatively easy tolearn? The name of this course is "ITSE 1359 - Introduction to Scripting Languages: Python" so I didn't really have a choice.

Learn OOP without the details

With Python, you can learn some aspects of object-oriented programming without the need to understand many of the complex details. Note, however, thatPython supports a very abbreviated form of OOP. You will have much more to learn about OOP when you move on to C#, C++, or Java.

A beginner-friendly language

Python is a beginner-friendly language that takes care of many of the complex details for you behind the scenes. This makes it possible for you to concentrateon the big picture of what your program is intended to accomplish without getting bogged down in detail.

Sneaking up on OOP

With Python, you can "sneak up" on object-oriented programming concepts. You don't have to deal with the object-oriented nature of the language on the firstday, or for a long time, for that matter. (With Java, for example, you can't write and understand even the simplest program without encountering a need tounderstand some object-oriented programming concepts.)

Python has an interactive mode

The interactive mode makes it easy to try new things without the edit-compile-execute cycle of other programming languages such as Java and C++. Interactive mode is a friendly environment for persons in thelearning stages of a language.

Python has a non-interactive mode

Once you know that something works properly, it is very easy to "put it in a can" so to speak, and then execute it as a script. This lets you execute it without retyping it every time.

Python combines interactive and non-interactive modes

This combination gives you the ability to use previously written script files while working in the interactive mode. Using this approach, you are able tominimize your interactive typing effort while still writing and testing large Python programs in interactive mode.

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do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
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Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
AMJAD
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
AMJAD
what is system testing
AMJAD
what is the application of nanotechnology?
Stotaw
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
Azam
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
Prasenjit
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
Azam
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
Prasenjit
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
Damian
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
Damian
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
Azam
Hello
Uday
I'm interested in Nanotube
Uday
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
Prasenjit
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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