# Introduction to programming and computer science

### Lecture 1: Introduction to Programs Data Types and Variables

##### Lecture Details :

Writing a basic program. Basics of data types, variables and conditional statements

##### Course Description :

Introduction to Programs Data Types and Variables - Python Lists - For Loops in Python - While Loops in Python - Fun with Strings - Writing a Simple Factorial Program. (Python 2) - Stepping Through the Factorial Program - Flowchart for the Factorial Program - Python 3 Not Backwards Compatible with Python 2 - Defining a Factorial Function - Diagramming What Happens with a Function Call - Recursive Factorial Function - Comparing Iterative and Recursive Factorial Functions - Exercise - Write a Fibonacci Function - Iterative Fibonacci Function Example - Stepping Through Iterative Fibonacci Function - Recursive Fibonacci Example - Stepping Through Recursive Fibonacci Function - Exercise - Write a Sorting Function - Insertion Sort Algorithm - Insertion Sort in Python - Stepping Through Insertion Sort Function - Simpler Insertion Sort Function

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