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"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."
- Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize winner
Merscythe: adventure with  the codue

Follow the adventures of Merscythe and program in Python to unlock eight story chapters. Enjoy audio recordings of story and content. The book is designed for accessibility.

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Seven tutorials and over 60 practice exercises ready for use.
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  • Table of Contents

  • Tutorial 1: Objects and Classes
    - Introduction to objects and classes
    - How to create an object from a class
    - Calling methods to perform operations
    - Using comments in programs
  • Tutorial 2: Input and Output, and Variables
    - Using variables to store different types of data
    - Using the input function to read different types of data
    - Using the print function to display information on the console
  • Tutorial 3: Conditions
    - The if clause
    - The else clause
    - Conditions
    - The if-else statement
    - Operators:    <    >    =    <=    >=    ==    !=
  • Tutorial 4: Providing Arguments to Methods
    - Methods with one argument
    - Defining methods with parameters
    - Method with two or more arguments
    - Order of arguments in methods
    - Functions with any number of arguments
  • Tutorial 5: Methods that Return Data
    - Using data returned by methods
    - Using built-in methods and functions.
    - A method that does not return a value.
    - Methods that return True or False
  • Tutorial 6: The "while" Loop
    - Why loops are useful
    - Basics of the while loop
    - Actions after loop ends
    - Infinite loops
    - Terminating a loop
    - Reading user input inside a loop
  • Tutorial 7: The "for" Loop
    - Displaying numbers with a for loop
    - A for loop using the range function
    - Displaying numbers in a list using the for loop
    - Using a for loop with a list of numbers
    - Displaying text data in a list using a for loop
    - Displaying objects in a list using a for loop
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