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You are filling out a crossword and need a word that fits the pattern E*G****R. What are your options? How many words have all 5 vowels in order? What's the only common English word that ends in 'mt'? Use Python to answer questions like this instantly while practicing manipulating data from a file and regular expressions.
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==Setup==
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See the Friday setup page and the section on installing dependencies for information on getting setup.
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==Handout==
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[[Wordplay handout]]: goals and cheat sheet.
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==Goals==
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* Have fun using Python to cheat at Scrabble and crosswords.
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* Practice using lists and manipulating strings.
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==Ideas for exercises==
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* Find and print the words that start with "ee".
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* Find and print the words that end in "mt". How about "gry"?
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* Find and print the longest word that has no vowels.
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* Find an print the words that contain 4 or more 'l's.
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* Find and print the words that have all 5 vowels in alphabetical order.
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* Look for other interesting properties of English words in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_words_with_uncommon_properties and write code to find the words that have these properties.

Latest revision as of 08:11, 6 November 2014

Crossword.png

You are filling out a crossword and need a word that fits the pattern E*G****R. What are your options? How many words have all 5 vowels in order? What's the only common English word that ends in 'mt'? Use Python to answer questions like this instantly while practicing manipulating data from a file and regular expressions.

Setup[edit]

See the Friday setup page and the section on installing dependencies for information on getting setup.

Handout[edit]

Wordplay handout: goals and cheat sheet.

Goals[edit]

  • Have fun using Python to cheat at Scrabble and crosswords.
  • Practice using lists and manipulating strings.

Ideas for exercises[edit]

  • Find and print the words that start with "ee".
  • Find and print the words that end in "mt". How about "gry"?
  • Find and print the longest word that has no vowels.
  • Find an print the words that contain 4 or more 'l's.
  • Find and print the words that have all 5 vowels in alphabetical order.
  • Look for other interesting properties of English words in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_words_with_uncommon_properties and write code to find the words that have these properties.