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Python Programming: A Concise Introduction, Wesleyan University

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About this Course

The goal of the course is to introduce students to Python Version 3.x programming using hands on instruction. It will show how to install Python and use the Spyder IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for writing and debugging programs. The approach will be to present an example followed by a small exercise where the learner tries something similar to solidify a concept. At the end of each module there will be an exercise where the student is required to write simple programs and submit them for grading. It is intended for students with little or no programming background, although students with such a background should be able to move forward at their preferred pace. The course is four modules long and is designed to be completed in four weeks....

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Jan 04, 2017

Quite interesting introduction to Python, focusing on the most important components of the language. Looking forward to other courses using the same format. Thank you Bill and team for your hard work.


Dec 31, 2017

It is well done but it is very basic. The method is good since we get the basic programs to work with them and follow the lectures. The instructor explains things in a detailed and clear manner.

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By Ivan Adolfo Calderon Cuellar

Dec 07, 2018

De muy excelente nivel. El mejor curso introductorio a Python que he encontrado.

By John Laichena

Dec 05, 2018

Concise yet comprehensive guidance on topics discussed. Forums will likely be able to resolve any issue you have immediately as there's such a large archive. Accessible introduction to Python, would recommend.

By Aman Baheti

Dec 04, 2018

This course is perfect for a beginner.

By Adi Kurniawan

Dec 03, 2018

Nice introduction course for beginner in python programming. Thanks.

By Alois

Dec 03, 2018

A highly pragmatic and efficient boots trap course for people with some previous experience in other program languagues. Absolutely hands on. Not needing it personally, by watching I was amazed by the reaction speed of the tutor team in the discussion forum.

By Alok Arora

Nov 30, 2018

Great to jump start the python script. Awesome instructor and the content. I really liked the pace of this course. The only reason, i did not give this a five star, is the quality of videos is really poor. Spyder commands that are run are barely visible.

By Kar Tsun LAU

Nov 30, 2018

Basic introduction to Python, very easy to navigate through the online course and also quite fun

By Derek Main

Nov 28, 2018

An excellent, easy-to-understand introduction to Python. The basics are very thoroughly explained.

By Cody Kearse

Nov 26, 2018

It is indeed a concise introduction to python! The instructor is very clear and the assignments are directly related to the content that you learn in each module. This is probably the best introductory course I have run into. I would recommend this for those who are brand new to programming or those who have some background and are looking to learn the syntax of basic Python.


By Anand Madhukar

Nov 21, 2018

Good Course for who want to learn python from basics in short time.