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Approx. 8 hours to complete

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Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 8 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

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Week 1

This module will discuss the importance of using and writing documentation. The Python documentation is a valuable resource for learning about language features you haven't seen yet....
Reading
6 videos (Total 38 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Class Structure3m
Using Python Documentation8m
Writing Documentation9m
Python Built-in Modules5m
Installing Packages in Thonny9m
Reading2 readings
Code Reuse10m
Practice Project: Drawing a USA Map in matplotlib10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Documentation14m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Week 2

This module will teach you about packages and modules in Python, including how to install packages and how to create your own modules. You will also learn to use the Pygal plotting library....
Reading
6 videos (Total 43 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Importing Your Own Code7m
Line Plots with Pygal6m
Installing Packages using PIP - Part 17m
Installing Packages using PIP - Part 26m
Project 1 Video10m
Reading3 readings
Practice Project: Extracting Data from an SVG File10m
Project Description: Creating Line Plots of GDP Data10m
OwlTest: Automated Feedback and Assessment10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 3

This module will teach you about Python sets. Sets are used to hold unordered collections of data without duplicates. We will also discuss efficiency....
Reading
4 videos (Total 36 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Analyzing the Efficiency of Your Code8m
Comparing Two Methods for Joining CSV Files9m
Project 2 Video9m
Reading3 readings
Hashing10m
Practice Project: Reconciling Cancer-Risk Data with the USA Map10m
Project Description: Plotting GDP Data on a World Map - Part 110m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 4

The final project of the specialization will enable you to demonstrate mastery of the concepts you have learned up to this point. You will also be able to understand and compare different approaches to reconciling two data sets. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 29 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Project 3 Video9m
Wrapup Video10m
Reading3 readings
Version Control10m
Practice Project: Visualizing Cancer-risk Data on the USA Map10m
Project Description: Plotting GDP Data on a World Map - Part 210m
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Top Reviews

By FGDec 9th 2018

Great introduction to Python visualizations. The assignments are challenging but relevant and echo real world problems you might encounter.

By SGJul 20th 2018

The instructors are great, however, the library pygal is outdated, it does not support the newest versions of python.

Instructors

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Scott Rixner

Professor
Computer Science
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Joe Warren

Professor
Computer Science

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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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