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Basic Python Programming

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1. Function to close a file - it will not be able to be used again unless the file is opened.

2. assignment operator

3. Prints a string to the screen which is a signed decimal.

4. deletes an item from a list

5. A statement that breaks out of a loop.

6. This keyword in the body of a conditional allows chained conditionals.

7. Function to read the contents of a file

8. A built-in function that converts its argument to a string.

9. This keyword begins a header for a body that repeats until the condition is no longer true.

10. Function to write something to a file

11. subtract AND assignment operator

12. Command to print to the screen

13. Adds a new line character

14. Binary XOR Operator copies the bit if it is set in one operand but not both. (a ^ b) will give 49 which is 0011 0001

15. deletes an item from a list

16. Binary Left Shift Operator. The left operands value is moved left by the number of bits specified by the right operand. a << 2 will give 240 which is 1111 0000

17. square root

18. Greater than symbol

19. single line comment

20. Adds a new line character

21. adds an item to a list

22. Prints a string to the screen which is converted using repr()

23. An operator to check whether two variables refer to the same object.

24. reads just one line of a text file & keeps track of where in the file you're at

25. divide AND assignment operator

26. exponent AND assignment operator

27. Adds something to a variable

28. Binary XOR Operator copies the bit if it is set in one operand but not both. (a ^ b) will give 49 which is 0011 0001

29. inserts an item inside a list at a certain index

30. add AND assignment operator

31. This keyword begins the simplest form of a conditional statement.

32. modulus AND assignment operator

33. Argument variable

34. Modulus operator. It's the remainder after division

35. floor division AND assignment operator

36. asks the user for a response and returns that response

37. empties the file

38. exponent AND assignment operator

39. Less than symbol

40. The extension for Python scripts

41. Symbol to subtract things from each other

42. A keyword that does nothing but fill space to indicate code which will be written later.

43. Empties the file - watch out if you care about the file.

44. Symbol to divide by the number to the right of the symbol

45. Where the parameters go. A necessary punctuation after any function even if it's empty.

46. adds an item to a list

47. A logical operator which compares two operands and produces True if they are equal and False otherwise

48. Less than symbol

49. multiply AND assignment operator

50. End header line.