IT 116: Introduction to Scripting
Class 11

Today's Topics


New Material

Reading Assignment

You should read Chapter 5, Functions, from our textbook, Starting Out with Python, before next week's class.

Homework 6

I have posted homework 6 here.

It is due this coming Sunday at 11:59 PM.


The mid-term exam will be given on Tuesday, March 20th.

This is the first Tuesday after the Spring break.

It will consist of questions like those on the quizzes along with questions asking you to write short segments of Python code.

60% of the points on this exam will consist of questions from the Ungraded Class Quizzes.

The last class before the exam, Thursday, March 8th, will be a review session.

You will only be responsible for the material in the Class Notes for that class on the exam.

The Mid-term is a closed book exam.

Quiz 3

I have posted the answers to Quiz 3 here.

Script Requirements for Functions

The new homework assignment requires you to define functions

When you write these function you must pay attention to the Script Requirements

Some of these requirements apply to functions.


Calculation a Running Total

Augmented Assignment Operators


Input Validation Loops

Nested Loops

New Material


Using Functions in Writing Programs

Two Types of Functions

Function Names

Defining a Function

Calling a Function

Indentation in Python

Top Down Design

Pausing Execution of a Script


Graded Quiz