Python Tutorials – Functions – Definitions, Examples, Tips and Tricks

Let’s go ahead and create our get_at_content() function. Before we start typing, we need to figure out what the inputs (the number and types of the function arguments) and outputs (the type of the return value) are going to be. For this function, that seems pretty obvious – the input is going to be a single DNA sequence, and the output is going to be a decimal number. To translate these into Python terms: the function will take a single argument of type string, and will return a value of type number.