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An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1), Rice University

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About this Course

This two-part course is designed to help students with very little or no computing background learn the basics of building simple interactive applications. Our language of choice, Python, is an easy-to learn, high-level computer language that is used in many of the computational courses offered on Coursera. To make learning Python easy, we have developed a new browser-based programming environment that makes developing interactive applications in Python simple. These applications will involve windows whose contents are graphical and respond to buttons, the keyboard and the mouse. In part 1 of this course, we will introduce the basic elements of programming (such as expressions, conditionals, and functions) and then use these elements to create simple interactive applications such as a digital stopwatch. Part 1 of this class will culminate in building a version of the classic arcade game "Pong"....

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By CD

Jul 13, 2017

It was nice beginner course for the new programming to learn programming and practice the concepts with most intuitive way, the way is to build a game and that interests anyone who takes this course.

By JT

Oct 09, 2018

A great intro that puts the topic into achievable steps! I have a mechanical engineering background and I found it to be straightforward. The professors do a good job of making it fun and enjoyable.

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By Nrusimha Vamsi Krishna Godavarti

Dec 14, 2018

excellent beginner course for anyone interested in learning python.

By Anna-Kristina Perry

Dec 13, 2018

A great introduction to using python and with really interesting mini projects that make you want to complete the course.

By Daniel Rams

Dec 12, 2018

Very good course, I wish that they had used Django or some other python framework for GUI interaction though.

By Mikey Lear

Dec 10, 2018

Such a good course, I decided to take the second one.

By Syed Muzakir Shah

Dec 09, 2018

Love this course. The instructor explain the material both theoretically and practically.

By Israr Ullah

Dec 03, 2018

awesome...coursera taught this course in an awesome way but still rated it 4 stars only because they could have merged these two courses into one python course

By Daya_Jin

Nov 30, 2018

课程内容很低级,不适合我

By Jermaine Robinson

Nov 30, 2018

Excellent material, and way of teaching.

By Liangmu Zhu

Nov 29, 2018

Great and entertaining course. The professors have excellent teaching skills.

By Волынский Александр Николаевич

Nov 28, 2018

Great lectors!