Week 2 CODE!!!!

STRUGGLE STREET with uploading to git hub and running tests but working through the extraordinarily large volumes of homework — who said I ever wanted a life!

Holy Wars was discussed as our assignment

The project is about understanding how deep arguments go while not having to actually know the techniques. I will need to go “super deep” into it and read all the forums etc. The idea is to argue and present both viewpoints without class knowing which one I agree with until the very end.

There will be 21 slides — 1 with my name and 20 with content.

15 seconds for each slide so I need to be prepared in what I will be saying for each one.

Lecture Notes

My Operating system — windows — ubuntu which forks — Python packages and atom packages (atom is a text editor).

VM terminal — is a way of speaking to my computer instead of clicking folders.

Basic commands (as I am so green on a PC or computer)

ctrl z = undo

ctrl y = redo

ctrl + shift = switch screens

Commands for terminal

ls = list

cd = change directory

.. = up a directory

. = current directory

../../ = goes back two parent directories

pwd = print working directories — list of all folders

.append = puts it on the end of a list

Editor Fu

alt + F3 = while typing changes all to the same word. Highlights word so you can change whole document in one go

Shift + ctrl (+ arrow sideways) = highlights whole word

ctrl + (arrow sideways)= jumps whole word

shift + alt (arrow up or down) = extends cursor

Pull Requests — Ask master idea/recipe/file to take your changes on.

Linting — is about making code readable to other people. Programs are written for people and machines just happen to execute them.

Homework week 2

Exercise 1 was all about fixing the Linting of the code. I went through and did all of this and followed the instructions to push it to github (this is something I really find difficult to check if I’ve done correctly and I know it matters for HW submission ). Now when I run my tests though the exercise 1 fails its test? I dont know know why?

Exercise 2 was the same. We had to read all of the errors and fix them one by one. Again struggling to work out the running of tests and uploading to github. I have completed both of these but still really confused off ‘pushing’ them?

Exercise 3 WOW thank god Ben made some videos. I can see he uses python1 to play around with the meaning of the code and I can understand the logic behind how he is solving them. I feel lost though, maybe its because I don’t know python meanings yet? im still in the process of finishing this one when he does more videos.

Running a test for Home Work

Need to be in Code1161base folder

python week2/tests.py

To Commit for Homework

Need to save changes in Atom

git status

git add week2/exercise1.py

git commit -m “pass all linter test (I can write what I want here)”

git push

git status

  • After this the exercise I push wont be in the status lists (why? — I don't really understand)

I then started CODE SCHOOL

>>> = entering a code

— > (arrow) = is the outcome or result

int = whole number

float = decimal number

Help = displays help menu


  • label and access info
  • No spaces or numbers to start
  • helps you understand what your trying to do
  • Use under_scores for spaces


  • Sequence of characters
  • “surround by quotes” or ‘single quotes’ but be consistent
  • eg ‘Hello World’

print() = outputs script files

# = is a comment to describe what you are doing but doesn’t get run
\n = new line
\t = indent


#My favourite movies

movie1 = hotshots

movie2 = spaceballs

movie1 = \n\thotshots

movie2 = \n\tspaceballs

print(‘My favourite movies’ , movie1, movie2)

= My favourite movies

(indented but not working on medium) hotshots

(indented but not working on medium) Spaceballs

Indexes — from strings

  • always start from 0
  • example

greeting = “Hello world”

>>> greeting[0] = ‘H’

len = length of indexes

eg print( len(greeting))

= 12

Slices — Gives portions of words/code so you don’t have to pull individual indexes.

Example: word = python

>>> word[2:5]

this says we want letters starting at 2 and ending before 5


word[:2] = py (leaves start out so it automatically starts at the beginning)

word[4:] = on (leave end out and it automatically runs to the end)

Formula = Index of first character you want + (index of last character you want +1)

Index at half way points — Use length // (divided by, but use two/ so you get a whole number — int)


word1 = ‘Good’

half1 = len(word1)//2

end1 = word1[half1:]

word2 =’Evening’

half2 = len(word2)//2

end2 = word2[half2:]

print(end1, end2)

>>> od ning

Conditionals — act as questions and give true or false answers (see later knights example)

< less than

<= less than equal to

== equal to

> greater than

>= greater than equal to

!= not equal to

Input function

day = input(‘enter the day of the week’)

  • this saves the users choice and allows a user to input into the code (see later example)

Nested Conditions — These ask a follow up question


#Battle rules

num_knights = int(input(‘Enter number of knights’))

day = input(‘Enter day of the week’)

enemy = input(‘Enter enemy type’)

if enemy == ‘Killer bunny’

(indented) print(‘Holy hand grenade)’


(indented) #original battle rules

(indented) if num_knights < 3 or day == ‘Monday’:

(indented)(indented) print(‘Retreat’)

(indented)if num_knights >= 10 and day = ‘Wednesday’:

(indented)(indented) print(‘Trojan rabbit’)

(indented) else:

(indented)(indented) print(‘Truce’)

The video tutorials were awesome and SLOW in helping me understand what was going on in these examples!!!!