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Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English
Specialization
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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Nested Data and Nested Iteration

In week one the video lectures and activities from the Runestone textbook will cover more complex data structures. By the end of this week, you will have learned how to process json formatted data, traverse nested data using nested iteration, and extract values from nested data....
Reading
15 videos (Total 127 min), 9 readings, 3 quizzes
Video15 videos
How to Use the Interactive Textbook14m
Introduction - Nested Data1m
Nested Lists17m
Nested Dictionaries6m
JSON Format and the JSON Module7m
Conclusion - Nested Data1m
Introduction - Nested Iteration1m
Nested Iteration19m
Structuring Nested Data6m
Shallow Copies7m
Deep Copies10m
Extracting from Nested Data13m
A Worked Example of Nested Iteration6m
Conclusion - Nested Data1m
Reading9 readings
Syllabus10m
Help Us Learn More About You!10m
Introduction: Nested Data and Nested Iteration10m
Nested Dictionaries10m
Processing JSON Results10m
Nested Iteration10m
Structuring Nested Data10m
Deep and Shallow Copies10m
Extracting from Nested Data10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Optional - What Did You Use to Practice This Week?4m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Map, Filter, and List Comprehensions

In week two you will be learning more advanced forms of accumulation. By the end of the week, you will have learned how to use the map and filter functions in combination with functions to transform or filter out data and store the resulting data in a new object. You will have also learned how to accumulate data using a list comprehension....
Reading
13 videos (Total 75 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video13 videos
Map11m
Filter8m
Conclusion - Map and Filter2m
Introduction - List Comprehensions1m
List Comprehensions9m
List Comprehensions Example 17m
List Comprehensions Example 29m
Conclusion - List Comprehensions1m
Introduction - Zip40s
Zip7m
The Hangman Blanked Function13m
Conclusion - Zip1m
Reading5 readings
Introduction: Map, Filter, and List Comprehensions10m
Map10m
Filter10m
List Comprehensions10m
Zip10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Optional - What Did You Use to Practice This Week?4m
Week
3
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Internet APIs

In week three you will learn how to request data from the internet using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). By the end of the week, you will have learned how to access data from a few APIs, cache data that you have requested, and also learned how to read and work with other APIs that were not touched on in the module....
Reading
21 videos (Total 118 min), 13 readings, 2 quizzes
Video21 videos
URLs, Domain Names, and IP Addresses5m
Routing3m
HTTP: Behind the Scenes5m
URL Query Parameters3m
REST API URLs3m
The requests Module5m
Conclusion - REST APIs2m
Introduction - Using REST APIs1m
Generating URLs with requests.get5m
Reading API Documentation: Datamuse7m
Debugging Calls to requests.get5m
Caching Response Content8m
The requests_with_caching Module8m
Conclusion - Using REST APIs1m
Introduction - Practice with REST APIs49s
iTunes API7m
flickr API15m
Conclusion - Practice with REST APIs1m
Fun with the Google Places API19m
Introduction - Final Course Project2m
Reading13 readings
How the Internet Works10m
Anatomy of URLs10m
The HTTP Protocol10m
Using REST APIs10m
Fetching a Page with the requests Module10m
Generating URLs with requests.get10m
Reading API Documentation: Datamuse10m
Debugging Calls to requests.get10m
Caching Response Content10m
Searching for Media on iTunes10m
Searching for Tags on Flickr10m
Unicode for Non-English Characters10m
Course Feedback10m

Instructors

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Paul Resnick

Michael D. Cohen Collegiate Professor
School of Information
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Jaclyn Cohen

Lecturer
School of Information

About University of Michigan

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About the Python 3 Programming Specialization

This specialization teaches the fundamentals of programming in Python 3. We will begin at the beginning, with variables, conditionals, and loops, and get to some intermediate material like keyword parameters, list comprehensions, lambda expressions, and class inheritance. You will have lots of opportunities to practice. You will also learn ways to reason about program execution, so that it is no longer mysterious and you are able to debug programs when they don’t work. By the end of the specialization, you’ll be writing programs that query Internet APIs for data and extract useful information from them. And you’ll be able to learn to use new modules and APIs on your own by reading the documentation. That will give you a great launch toward being an independent Python programmer. This specialization is a good next step for you if you have completed Python for Everybody but want a more in-depth treatment of Python fundamentals and more practice, so that you can proceed with confidence to specializations like Applied Data Science with Python. But it is also appropriate as a first set of courses in Python if you are already familiar with some other programming language, or if you are up for the challenge of diving in head-first....
Python 3 Programming

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