Modeling

GLOSSARY

Useful definitions

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Glossary

Computational terms

Browser

Software application for accessing information online. 

Examples: Chrome, Firefox, Safari

Command shell

The computer interface to process and execute commands. In Windows, the Python command shell is accessible by typing "python" into the Windows  Start prompt and clicking enter.

Editor

A software interface that enables users to create, edit and run computer programming files

Environment

(1) The set of conditions under which a program runs.

(2) A computer's state determined by a combination of software, basic hardware, and which programs are running

Interface

The boundary shared across two or more separate components of a computer system. Examples, user interfaces where the boundary is between a human and a computer.    

Integrated development environment (IDE)

A comphrehensive environment for computer programming. An IDE usually contains a source code editor, autocorrection tools, and a debugger