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This course will introduce the core data structures of the Python programming language. We will move past the basics of procedural programming and explore how we can use the Python built-in data structures such as lists, dictionaries, and tuples to perform increasingly complex data analysis. This course will cover Chapters 6-10 of the textbook “Python for Everybody”. This course covers Python 3....
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What you will learn

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    Accomplish multi-step tasks like sorting or looping using tuples
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    Create programs that are able to read and write data from files
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    Explain the principles of data structures & how they are used
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    Store data as key/value pairs using Python dictionaires

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Python Syntax And SemanticsData StructureTuplePython Programming
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Chapter Six: Strings

In this class, we pick up where we left off in the previous class, starting in Chapter 6 of the textbook and covering Strings and moving into data structures. The second week of this class is dedicated to getting Python installed if you want to actually run the applications on your desktop or laptop. If you choose not to install Python, you can just skip to the third week and get a head start....
Reading
7 videos (Total 57 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
6.1 - Strings15m
6.2 - Manipulating Strings17m
Worked Exercise: 6.58m
Bonus: Office Hours New York City2m
Bonus: Monash Museum of Computing History7m
Fun: The Textbook Authors Meet @PyCon3m
Reading7 readings
Reading: Welcome to Python Data Structures10m
Help Us Learn More About You!10m
Textbook10m
Welcome to Python 310m
Submitting Assignments10m
Notice for Auditing Learners: Assignment Submission10m
Audio Versions of All Lectures10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Chapter 6 Quiz20m
Week
2
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4 hours to complete

Unit: Installing and Using Python

In this module you will set things up so you can write Python programs. We do not require installation of Python for this class. You can write and test Python programs in the browser using the "Python Code Playground" in this lesson. Please read the "Using Python in this Class" material for details....
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5 videos (Total 23 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Windows 10: Installing Python and Writing A Program8m
Windows: Taking Screen Shots2m
Macintosh: Using Python and Writing A Program4m
Macintosh: Taking Screen Shots4m
Reading2 readings
Important Reading: Using Python in this Class10m
Notes on Choice of Text Editor10m
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3
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3 hours to complete

Chapter Seven: Files

Up to now, we have been working with data that is read from the user or data in constants. But real programs process much larger amounts of data by reading and writing files on the secondary storage on your computer. In this chapter we start to write our first programs that read, scan, and process real data. ...
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5 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video5 videos
7.2 - Processing Files11m
Demonstration: Worked Exercise 7.19m
Bonus: Office Hours Barcelona1m
Bonus: Gordon Bell - Building Blocks of Computing15m
Reading1 reading
Where is the 7.2 worked exercise?10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Chapter 7 Quiz20m
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3 hours to complete

Chapter Eight: Lists

As we want to solve more complex problems in Python, we need more powerful variables. Up to now we have been using simple variables to store numbers or strings where we have a single value in a variable. Starting with lists we will store many values in a single variable using an indexing scheme to store, organize, and retrieve different values from within a single variable. We call these multi-valued variables "collections" or "data structures"....
Reading
7 videos (Total 48 min), 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
8.2 - Manipulating Lists9m
8.3 - Lists and Strings7m
Fun: Python Lists in Parism
Worked Exercise: Lists11m
Bonus: Office Hours - Chicagom
Bonus: Rasmus Lerdorf - Inventing the PHP Language7m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Chapter 8 Quiz20m
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By PMOct 8th 2017

assignment 9.4 auto grader not working .\n\nLTI unable to launch.\n\nerror message: This tool should be launched from a learning system using LTI.\n\ni am using chrome on mac book air 2 and python 3.6

By JLFeb 1st 2017

Challenging for someone with zero experience with coding. Took a fairly long time to grind through the first two courses in the specialisation, but the lectures and course material were very helpful.

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Charles Severance

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About the Python for Everybody Specialization

This Specialization builds on the success of the Python for Everybody course and will introduce fundamental programming concepts including data structures, networked application program interfaces, and databases, using the Python programming language. In the Capstone Project, you’ll use the technologies learned throughout the Specialization to design and create your own applications for data retrieval, processing, and visualization....
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