IT 116: Introduction to Scripting
Class 12

Today's Topics


New Material

Reading Assignment

You should read Chapter 6, 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, October 24th.

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, October 19th, 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.



Using Functions in Writing Programs

Two Types of Functions

Function Names

Defining a Function

Calling a Function

Indentation in Python

Pausing Execution of a Script

New Material


Local Variables

Passing Arguments to Functions

Passing Multiple Arguments

Default Values for Parameters

Argument Values in a Different Order

Global Variables

Global Constants


Class Quiz