Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Python: Defining a function.

Defining a function in python

Python function definitions are simple. Defining a function in python is very similar to many other languages out there. Lets try it out:

def hello(x) :
print "Hello", x


Output is as follows

Hello Bill

Notice we used print with a comma. This allows concatenation of strings in a single line statement.

An interesting property of functions in python is that you are able to assign them to variables.

variable1 = hello # assigns the variable "variable1" to the function we created above "hello"

Will output

Hello Sarah

That is all for now. Thanks and please add comments.

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