Python MOOC – Week 1 UPD

I know by experience that ‘next week’ is always full of unpredictable work, sudden meetings and other distracting stuff, so I decided to do my best at the weekend to play with Python. Kudos to Codecademy, once again. The first week’s homework was really easy (but good for revision), while only a month ago I’d feel totally frightened by it.

Just tried out OpenStudy. I was absolutely resolved to be using IDLE for the rest of my life the course, but one peer there endorsed another IDE (Interpreted Development Environment) called PyScripter. So I went and checked it out. Not that at my level it made a huge difference, but I like it that PyScripter has a compact layout that works in one window instead of two, unlike IDLE that has separate shell and text editor.

PyScripter:

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IDLE:

 

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I think I’ll try using both and see which is best for me.

Also we had an illustrative task in natural language processing (exercise 1.11). We were given a sentence Alice saw the boy on the hill with the telescope. And we had to sketch the two possible interpretations of this sentence. Drawing in MS Paint with a mouse – what a pleasure!

Exercise 1

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