Multiplying and Dividing Numbers in Python

Multiplying and dividing numbers in Python is really straightforward. If you’ve ever multiplied or divided numbers in other coding languages, you’ll find the process for doing so in Python is really similar, if not pretty much exactly the same. Understanding how to multiply and divide numbers in Python is important, not because you need to […]

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Using Python to Find the Largest Number out of Three

Here’s a useful snippet that will show you how to use Python to find the largest number out of any three given numbers. Basically, the snippet works by using the if…elif…else statements to compare the three numbers against each other and determine which one is the largest. Check out the snippet below to see how […]

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Using Python to Check for Number in List

Today’s Python snippet is brought to you by the “in” keyword. In Python, we can use the in keyword for lots of different purposes. In terms of today’s snippet, we’re going to use it to check if a particular number is in a list. To begin, let’s say we have a list called coolNumbers. Take […]

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How to Use Python’s len() Method

Python’s len() method can be used to easily find the length of a string. It’s a simple and quick way to measure the length of a string (the number of characters) without having to write a lot of code. The syntax for using the len() method is fairly straightforward, and hard to mess up — […]

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How to Generate a Random Number in Python

In Python, just like in almost any other OOP language, chances are that you’ll find yourself needing to generate a random number at some point. Whether you’re just completing an exercise in algorithms to better familiarize yourself with the language, or if you’re trying to write more complex code, you can’t call yourself a Python coder […]

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How to Test for Positive Numbers in Python

The following Python snippet demonstrates how to test if an inputted number is positive, negative, or zero. The code is simple, straightforward, and works with any number or integer. The code uses an if…elif…else statement to determine if a number is greater than 0 (in which case it has to be positive), elif a number […]

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How to Test for Prime Numbers in Python

As with any OOP language, you can use Python to conduct calculations and gather information about numbers. One cool thing you can do with Python is test if a number is prime or not. A prime number, as you may remember from math class way back when, is any whole number (it must be greater […]

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How to Validate an Email Address Using Python

This snippet shows you how to easily validate any email using Python’s awesome isValidEmail() function. Validating an email means that you’re testing whether or not it’s a properly formatted email. While this code doesn’t actually test if an email is real or fake, it does make sure that the email entered by the user is in […]

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How to Display the Date and Time using Python

If you ever have the need to print out and display the date and time in any of your Python projects, it turns out the code for executing those actions is very simple. To get started, you’ll need to import the time module. From there, there are only a few short lines of code standing in the […]

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Code Snippets: Using Python to Solve the Quadratic Equation

Python is a versatile and powerful coding language that can be used  to execute all sorts of functionalities and processes. One of the best ways to get a feel for how Python works is to use it to create algorithms and solve equations. In this example, we’ll show you how to use Python to solve […]

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