06: Python: Data Types

This activity is designed to help you learn how to use python to write a program that uses and can convert between a range of different types of data.

Convert and use different types of data
Python Data types: Convert and use different types of data

The last few activities looked at how we can use variables and constants to store data so that we can process it and display it when the code runs.

All the examples we’ve looked at so far have used text data rather than numbers.

The next step is to learn how to write code that deals with both numbers and text, converting between and combining the two wherever necessary.

Contents:

Page 1: Intro

Page 2: The theory: learn what you need to know as fast as possible.

Page 3: Try it: try out and adapt some working python code snippets.

Page 4: Debug it: Learn how to find and fix common mistakes.

Page 5: Extend it: Choose a project idea to use your newfound python skills.

04: Python: Variables

This activity is designed to help you learn how to use python to write a program that uses and stores data in variables.

Use and store data in variables
Variables: Use and store data in variables

As well as learning how to debug syntax errors, so far we’ve looked at how to do input and output in python. The next step is to learn how to store the data that’s been input and use it as part of the output. That’s where variables come in handy.

Contents:

Page 1: Intro

Page 2: The theory: learn what you need to know as fast as possible.

Page 3: Try it: try out and adapt some working python code snippets.

Page 4: Debug it: Learn how to find and fix common mistakes.

Page 5: Extend it: Choose a project idea to use your newfound python skills.