As far as coding goes I am more at home with R than other languages. These are somes notes about basic Python syntax to help keep my head straight
Python syntax notes
# Comments are preceded by #, yay # Assignment uses = res = 5 # Returns and coersion are explicit print(res) print("the result is ", str(res)) # Lists use single brackets , indexed at 0, inclusive start, and exculsive end. ls = [1,2,3,4,5] print(ls[1:4]) #> 2, 3, 4 # Boolean are `True` and `False`, case sensitive, and equivalant to 1 and 0.