University of Colorado Boulder

Introduction to Python Functions

This course is part of Expressway to Data Science: Python Programming Specialization

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Di Wu

Instructor: Di Wu

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  • By successfully completing this course, you will be able to use functions predefined in Python and in Python packages.

  • You will also be able to define Python functions.

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There are 4 modules in this course

Welcome on board! This first module shows the reasons why we need functions and introduces basic function definitions. You are going to recall some functions we have learned before, and you are going to define some simple functions of your own! Are you ready? Let's go!

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4 videos5 readings3 quizzes1 assignment

Now you should be comfortable with simple functions. This module introduces you more about functions with parameters, which are the majority ones you are going to call when you do your data science projects. Are you ready? Let's go!

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5 videos4 readings3 quizzes1 assignment

For data science projects, not only we need to execute some functions, but also we expect some results from the execution so we can use the results for next step. This module introduces you the functions with return values. Are you ready? Let's go!

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2 videos2 readings2 quizzes1 assignment

With the knowledge you have learned about simple functions, functions with parameters, and functions with return values, you should be able to learn nested functions. This module introduces you the general idea of nested functions, as well as two specific categories of them: hierarchical functions and recursive functions. Are you ready? Let's go!

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4 videos4 readings3 quizzes1 assignment

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Di Wu
University of Colorado Boulder
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