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Hours to complete

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Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

Skills you will gain

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Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: This is a four week class with an expected workload of 5-7 hours per week....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Strings

This module will teach you about Python's string data type and its capabilities. Strings are used to represent text within programs....
Reading
7 videos (Total 45 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Class Structure4m
Python Strings7m
Indexing Strings6m
Searching Strings8m
Slicing Strings6m
Answering Common Python Questions8m
Reading2 readings
Formatting Strings10m
Practice Exercises for Strings10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Strings14m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Basics of Lists

This module will teach you the basics of Python's list data type. Lists are used to hold a sequence of data within programs....
Reading
7 videos (Total 56 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
List Indexing and Slicing8m
Splitting and Joining Strings7m
List Searching5m
Iteration over Lists10m
Using Thonny's Debugger8m
Debugging an Example Program8m
Reading4 readings
Defining and Accessing Lists10m
Iteration10m
Using Thonny10m
Practice Exercises for Lists10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Lists14m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

List Manipulation

This module will dive further into the use of lists. You will learn how about mutating the contents of a list and the implications of doing so....
Reading
5 videos (Total 37 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Tuples8m
Objects and References6m
Understanding List References8m
Diagnosing List Reference Issues8m
Reading3 readings
List Processing Example10m
Visualizing Objects and References10m
Practice Exercises for List Manipulation10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
List Manipulation14m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

File Access

This module will teach you how to access files in Python....
Reading
5 videos (Total 41 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Reading Files using Iteration4m
Writing Files5m
Working with File Paths9m
Project Video14m
Reading5 readings
Introduction to Files10m
Understanding File Systems and Paths10m
Practice Project: Updating the CodeSkulptor Docs10m
Project Description: File Differences10m
OwlTest: Automated Feedback and Assessment10m
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Top Reviews

By JDAug 2nd 2018

Excelente componente del Curso. Gran aprendizaje, altamente recomendado. Para principiantes otorga buen nivel para ir desarrollándose en este gran lenguaje de programación.

By HSDec 30th 2017

This is a fun and informative course which builds on the previous Python Programming Essentials. The final project is a challenging application of string manipulation.

Instructors

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Scott Rixner

Professor
Computer Science
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Joe Warren

Professor
Computer Science

About Rice University

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About the Introduction to Scripting in Python Specialization

This specialization is intended for beginners who would like to master essential programming skills. Through four courses, you will cover key programming concepts in Python 3 which will prepare you to use Python to perform common scripting tasks. This knowledge will provide a solid foundation towards a career in data science, software engineering, or other disciplines involving programming....
Introduction to Scripting in Python

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