New terms from chapter 1 (Think Python)

New terms from chapter 1 (Think Python: Think Like a Computer Scientist)

From my experience, the best way to remember a new term is to link it to something I already know.

By the way, the book “Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything” is great to see how “malleable” the average mind can be. It is very inspiring.

  • Problem solving
  • High-level language
  • Low-level language
  • Portable: In French, the word “portable” means laptop. So, it is very easy to understand that this word means that “it can work pretty much anywhere”
  • Interpreters
  • Compiler
  • Source code
  • Object code / executable
  • Interactive mode
  • Script mode
  • Prompt: >>> It is the program way to say I’m ready … “What’s up Doc?”
  • Script
  • Program
  • Input: What you put IN a system
  • Output: What you take OUT of a system
  • Math: Hate it or love it … math is everywhere, even in Arts.
  • Conditional execution
  • Repetition
  • Algorithms
  • Bugs
  • Debugging
  • Syntax
  • Syntax errors
  • Runtime errors
  • Exceptions
  • Semantic error
  • Experimental debugging
  • Natural languages
  • Formal languages
  • Programming languages
  • Tokens
  • Syntax rules
  • Parsing
  • Ambiguity
  • Redundancy
  • Literalness
  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • Programs
  • Print statement
Dictionary - New terms

Dictionary – New terms

One thought on “New terms from chapter 1 (Think Python)

  1. Just so you know, following along here. I am teaching python for the first time as well (I have been doing VB.Net). Old Comp Sci class was too complicated for students this year, so wanted to do language that would be easier, and found it. Hope you keep up your posts, I am kind of on track with you (just finished Ch 2)

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