# [Tutor] Python tutorials

**Moshe Zadka
**
Moshe Zadka <mzadka@geocities.com>

*Tue, 1 Feb 2000 04:24:06 +0200 (IST)*

On Mon, 31 Jan 2000, Oscar Chavez wrote:
>* Most tutorials' examples are based in operations with strings and
*>* text in general. Are there any Python tutorials that stress its math
*>* capabilities? In particular, I have noticed that there is a limit on
*>* the integers that Python can handle, but I don't know exactly to what
*>* extent this can be modified.
*
To any extent, by using long integers.
Try the following function:
def fact(n):
ret = 1L # a Python long integer is a bignum
for i in range(1, n+1):
ret = ret * i
return ret
>* I would like to do operations with
*>* matrices, factoring integers and floating point operations. Where
*>* should I look for help on these matters?
*
The Numeric module, which is available now somewhere on sourceforge.net.
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