HIM 650 Topic 7 DQ 2


The use of Python makes it quick and easy to write computer programs. Computer science is the study of computer programming. The practice of writing computer programs is called a programmer’s code. A programmer is someone who writes computer programsthat automate work and make machines do things. If statements, loops, lists, and indices are all components of Python syntax. These are used in programming to help with decision making, list functionality, and program flow control. Syntax is used to define the way programming languages are written and how data is collected by each program. Syntax allows the user to understand how to use the language without actually knowing how to program computers. This makes our knowledge of syntax very important so that we can understand how to write programs in the future.

To dynamic and entertainingly lively discussion of the benefits of learning Python, as well as a vocabulary list, including if statements, loops, lists, and indices. This writing is aninspiration to readers interested in learning the Python programming language.

In every programming language there are programs used for the input and output of data. There are ways to sort or filter the data in Python as well. This includes if statements, loops, lists and indices. The computer uses these terms to sort data from one element to another. The syntax of a programming language is needed so that the computer is able to sort information from each other and not be left on its own to make sense of it. For example, if a person were writing something in Python, they would need to use brackets for each specific term such as (1,4 or 2,4) so that when the program went through each bracket it would know what number went with what element. A person writing this program would also need to know what elements made up these separate parts. Indices are numbers are under each bracket. All the different elements come together so that the computer could understand what was going on within Python which is far different than English; therefore using syntax is needed so it knows exactly what part goes with what element of the program written by a person.

The Python programming language was designed with to be easy to read and write, so aspiring programmers can focus their attention on learning the logic of programming. The syntax of the language is made up of simple commands that are easy to understand—if statements, loops, lists, and indices. Reading the syntax is like reading a story, where the constructs in Python are like words and phrases.

Actions in computer programming languages follow a syntax. Variables are defined, such as cappuccino, with values like hot, cold, and outside. There is an optional assignment statement so that variables can have values assigned to them at the time of definition. Some items within a program do not change depending on the situation while others vary. These are called variables because their values vary with each use of the program. If statements are used to make sure that a specific condition is true in the syntax before proceeding with the following action in the program. Loops can be used multiple times within a program; for example, if you are typing continuously this is a loop action because it repeats over and over again until you decide to move on to another part of the program. Event loops are used with animation in movies such as animated characters moving their arms and legs continuously until an action makes them stop. Lists are variable groupings used for holding texts or other items associated with a specific item or resource such as holding information about foods or health concerns. Indexes contain addresses or locations which relate to lists, positions within internet addresses, or serial numbers assigned to objects and materials produced by various companies or manufacturers.”

Syntax is important in computer language because it allows the programmer to create a program that will run efficiently. There are many different languages you could use to program. Having the right syntax tools can make or break your program.

Syntax is the standard by which all programming languages are measured and judged. The example below shows a program that calculates the total cost of buying three pounds of apples. The syntax on the left uses the recommended formats, while the syntax on the right does not follow Python standards:

Syntax is very important in Python. The syntax helps to communicate the logic of the program, therefore making the program functional. The syntax of the language makes it easier for people to learn and use. All languages have syntax so that programmers can create programs faster

It is important to know the syntax of a language in order to use the language fluently. It’s like giving the car its instructions you have to know how the car operates so then it can do what you expect it to do. If you want your code to be read and understood by others, then make sure that others can read and understand your code by using proper syntax. Though programming languages are not spoken, they are read and written. The readers should be able to get an idea of what is going on with your code and how it works – even those who may be unfamiliar with programming. Syntax is almost like saying that the reader needs proper instructions for reading the code. This will help keep the reader from getting confused or lost in the language, which will allow them to continue reading and understanding how the code works out.

By following a set of guidelines known as syntax, we are able to write sentences, paragraphs and even stories using the same format over and over. This makes it much easier to read, put together and understand. For example, you wouldn’t want to read a paragraph in a format of italics and underlined words. You could easily get confused and not know what that sentence was really trying to say! It’s the same thing with programming.





Consider the functions and terminology within Python and other programming languages. Define the use of these elements in Python: if statements, loops, lists, and indices. Why is syntax important in computer language?

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