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Before you can create GIS Python scripts, you need to know where to write and run the code and you need a familiarity with basic programming concepts. If you’re unfamiliar with Python, it will be worthwhile to take some time to go over the basics presented in this chapter before commencing the next chapter. This chapter discusses Python development software for Windows® operating systems, interactive mode and scripting, running scripts with arguments, and some fundamental characteristics of Python, including comments, keywords, indentation, variable usage and naming, traceback messages, dynamic typing and built-in modules, functions, constants, and exceptions.

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Tateosian, L. (2015). Beginning Python. In: Python For ArcGIS. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18398-5_2

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