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About the Course

This course introduces the dictionary data structure and user-defined functions. You’ll learn about local and global variables, optional and keyword parameter-passing, named functions and lambda expressions. You’ll also learn about Python’s sorted function and how to control the order in which it sorts by passing in another function as an input. For your final project, you’ll read in simulated social media data from a file, compute sentiment scores, and write out .csv files. It covers chapters 10-16 of the textbook “Fundamentals of Python Programming,” which is the accompanying text (optional and free) for this course. The course is well-suited for you if you have already taken the "Python Basics" course and want to gain further fundamental knowledge of the Python language. Together, both courses are geared towards newcomers to Python programming, those who need a refresher on Python basics, or those who may have had some exposure to Python programming but want a more in-depth exposition and vocabulary for describing and reasoning about programs. This is a follow-up to the "Python Basics" course (course 1 of the Python 3 Programming Specialization), and it is the second of five courses in the specialization....

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Jun 03, 2019

The instructors presentation is clear and concise. The pace is perfect for beginners in Python and the exercises and practice questions help reinforce the content in the course.

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Aug 16, 2019

its amazing learn for beginner . i am very thank full coursera and michigan family . but your support not easy possible to learn python.........so very very thank you

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By Коньшин Д И

Jun 14, 2019

Finally, some challenge!

Sorting using anonimous lambda functions is awesome.

Final project is a bit confusing at start, because it supposes some independence (for the first time in a course I had to google some information). I think, it's a good practice, because in the end you become more confident in yourself.

By Mordechai P

Jan 13, 2019

Very cool and useful training program!

By Klaus G

Jan 04, 2019

Very good instructors and a lot of exercises.

By Michael N

Jan 05, 2019

This is the course to do because it makes use of spaced repetition learning - scientifically proven to be the best for recollection.

By Ravi S V

Feb 16, 2019

Nice course. Don't know why it isn't more popular.

By Chris I

Feb 15, 2019

This was a very informative and enjoyable course

By Jing C

Jan 24, 2019

easy to follow

By Abdulmajeed A I

Feb 18, 2019

Learned alot in this course. Helpful and well structured.

By Paul L

Feb 18, 2019

Great Course

By Lukas F

Feb 06, 2019

very nice course the Project in the end was harder than the exams before, nice chalange.

By Shubhnay J

Feb 06, 2019

Learned a lot. Engaging content.

By Khalid S

Jan 24, 2019

Great Course!

By WeiDong

Mar 21, 2019

nice course

By yangxin m

Feb 28, 2019

i like the first part of the final course project. expect you can't donwload the CSV file that you created

By Henloy A

Feb 28, 2019

Great Course and materials. The instructors are great and easy to understand even for a newbie like me

By April X

Feb 28, 2019

Nice class

By Bensaid O

Mar 22, 2019

very helpful

By Songly H

Mar 25, 2019

Great course with clear and easy to understand lectures !

By Michał O

Mar 29, 2019

Really cool stuff.

By Paul s J

Mar 29, 2019

I learned the most from this course.

By Akhil P

Mar 29, 2019

Great Course

By Mauricio G N

Mar 30, 2019

Excellent course, I believe one of the best in terms of Python explaining the use of functions in details, as well as common mistakes made during programming.

By Igor F

Jan 27, 2019

This course helps to understand how to use context manager to prevent you from forget to close files that are opened for write, nicely explains how you can iterate through files directly. It helps to understand why using a local variable inside a function is a good idea. Finally it helps to understand how to treat dictionaries and tuples. Overall, that's creates a great foundation for the subsequent course in the specialization. Very enjoyed.

By Huy N Q

Apr 02, 2019

This is the first course of mine in Coursera. It is very interesting. Thank you Dr. Chuck

By Ziqi W

Apr 02, 2019

That's good