Digital Tools Glossary

Digital Tools Glossary

Most specialist terms are explained the first time they occur, but here are a few which are only mentioned in passing:

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scripting language

scripting language a programming language that does not need to be compiled before it is run

stop word

stop word an instruction to ignore a word when analysing text, creating indexes, etc


string a data type in Python, entered in quotation marks and treated as a literal string; for example the string 21 cannot be divided by 2, whereas the integer 21 can be