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Unformatted text preview: absolute value Example of rounding up the up number Example of division 27 9 13 ­09 ­10 Delimiters Delimiters – help the parser (interpreter) figure out which sequences of characters belong together #!/usr/local/bin/python3 # Converts temperatures from Fahrenheit to Celsius # Ask user for input F = float( input("Please enter a temperature in Fahrenheit: ") ) # Do the conversion C = (F-32)*5/9 # Print the result print("The temperature in Celsius is: ", C ) 28 What happens when the program runs? •  Line 5: •  “input” asks for a string, while showing the message passed as an argument to it •  “float” converts the string to a so ­called float (=real) number •  The result is stored in variable F •  Line 8: •  32 is subtracted from the value of F, the result is mul3plied by 5 and then divided by 9 •  The result is store in variable C •  Line 11: “print” writes the message, followed by the value of C to the output 29 Assignments and equality tests • In Python, the symbol “=“ means assignment and is always used to assign a value to a variable   Seman3cs: evaluate the expression and assign to the variable • In math, “=“ means equals In Python: x=1 x=x+1 In Math: ✔ simply re-assigns the value of x x=1 x = x +1 ✗ NONSENSE! 30 10 13 ­09 ­10 Assignments and equality tests • In Python, we use “==“ to mean equals • “==“ is always used in logical tests   x == 5 “asks” the ques3on: is x equals to 5? In Py...
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