By Lois Hamill

ISBN-10: 0759119732

ISBN-13: 9780759119734

For volunteers or employees at small agencies, collections administration could be a daunting job. files for the Lay individual is a guidebook for those who deal with ancient documents, photos, and collections yet do not need the fitting expert education. Lois Hamill presents useful, step by step information for dealing with all points of archival collections, from acquisition, association, and outline to garage and protection. The ebook additionally bargains recommendation on the way to make the most of PastPerfect software program for collections database administration.

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By beginning with something simple, you can start having fun without having to write too much code, and after you’ve got something running, you can change it to make it more sophisticated. In fact, professional computer programmers often take a similar approach: They write something simple and test it, and then add more and more features, testing as they go. It’s also useful to look at sample code, work out what it is doing and then change it to suit your requirements. Most professional programmers work this way too.

In the earlier example, the line import choice from random performs this role. You only need to import a function once in a program, but you can use it multiple times. Insult Your Friends by Name! The programs so far have produced an output, but when run, have not taken any input from the user. The next example asks the user for a name and then prints a personalised greeting. ”) print (“Hello “ + name) raw_input became the input function in Python 3. If you’re using IDLE 3, remember to type input wherever you see raw_input in the examples in this book.

Programming is no less creative than painting a picture or knitting, and like these hobbies, you need to spend an hour or two covering the basics before you can produce a masterpiece! In this chapter, you will learn how to enter a Python program and run it. You’ll also learn about various aspects of the Python language. Running Your First Python Program Many people use a word processor to produce documents with a computer because it provides features such as spelling and grammar checkers. However, there is nothing to stop you from using a simple text editor like Notepad in Windows, TextEdit on an Apple Mac or LeafPad on the Raspberry Pi.

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