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Mar 2016
MsCarol
@MsCarol
Mar 12 2016 07:51
Already here :)
sugarstix
@sugarstix
Mar 12 2016 07:53
Ninais here too
fmoraa
@fmoraa
Mar 12 2016 07:54
am here!!!
Qwinty
@mmathea1
Mar 12 2016 07:54
👍🏽👍🏽
Tessie Waithira
@TessieWaithira
Mar 12 2016 07:55
Python!!
Ethel Awino
@3th3l
Mar 12 2016 07:57
yaaaaay finally here
vanebea
@vanebea
Mar 12 2016 07:57
Am here too!!!!
jennymwai
@jennymwai
Mar 12 2016 07:57
yeeiiii
Joan Ngatia
@JoanNgatia
Mar 12 2016 07:57
to close up the terminal on sublime text, either press esc...
or use ctrl+shift+c
gakwa26
@gakwa26
Mar 12 2016 07:58
yeah
JoyKare
@JoyWangari
Mar 12 2016 07:58
Finally made it
Nzisa
@fnzisa
Mar 12 2016 07:58
yaaaih
andela-gnyenyeshi
@andela-gnyenyeshi
Mar 12 2016 08:01
Talent is gender neutral :-)
Eric G
@egichuri
Mar 12 2016 08:06

For those having issues running Python on cmd:

Right Click “My Computer” (or “This PC” on Windows 8/10)
Select Properties
On the sidebar select Advanced Settings
Click Environment Variables button
Under System, look for PATH
Click Edit
Add C:\Python27\;C:\Python27\Scripts\ at the end. MAKE SURE you don’t replace what is already there….

kimathicaroline
@kimathicaroline
Mar 12 2016 08:53
data types vs data structures?
Margaret Ochieng
@margierain
Mar 12 2016 08:55
data structures eg lists, tuples.. implement and store data types eg int, char , floats
andela-gnyenyeshi
@andela-gnyenyeshi
Mar 12 2016 08:56

A data type or simply type is a classification identifying one of various types of data, such as real-valued, integer or Boolean, that determines the possible values for that type.

A data structure is a particular way of storing and organizing data in a computer so that it can be used efficiently

@margierain beat me to it :smile:
Margaret Ochieng
@margierain
Mar 12 2016 08:57
@andela-gnyenyeshi yours is more understandable
Walusimbi Mahad
@andela-engmkwalusimbi
Mar 12 2016 09:07
Python has five standard data types −

Numbers

String

List

Tuple

Dictionary

Here are naming conventions for Python identifiers −

Class names start with an uppercase letter. All other identifiers start with a lowercase letter.

Starting an identifier with a single leading underscore indicates that the identifier is private.

Starting an identifier with two leading underscores indicates a strongly private identifier.

If the identifier also ends with two trailing underscores, the identifier is a language-defined special name.

Walusimbi Mahad
@andela-engmkwalusimbi
Mar 12 2016 09:12
Python supports four different numerical types −

int (signed integers)

long (long integers, they can also be represented in octal and hexadecimal)

float (floating point real values)

complex (complex numbers)
Warenga Maina
@andela-wmaina
Mar 12 2016 09:17
@andela-engmkwalusimbi thanks for that information. Where does Boolean fall under?
Margaret Ochieng
@margierain
Mar 12 2016 09:19
bools are primitive data so fall under the same place as floats, chars,int
Warenga Maina
@andela-wmaina
Mar 12 2016 09:20
thanks
Walusimbi Mahad
@andela-engmkwalusimbi
Mar 12 2016 10:42
@margierain floats, int fall under numbers. @Warenga Booleans are data types too. The post just didn't talk about it. I would recommend you look at https://docs.python.org/3/library/stdtypes.html?highlight=booleans
Collin Mutembei
@collinmutembei
Mar 12 2016 10:48
Anthony Nandaa
@andela-anandaa
Mar 12 2016 11:35
:+1: :+1: Super duper stuff! I hope it was a great session.
Tonida
@Tonida
Mar 12 2016 13:06
It was awesome....hope you will be around next Saturday