University of California, Davis
Python Basics: Interacting with the Internet
University of California, Davis

Python Basics: Interacting with the Internet

This course is part of Python Basics for Online Research Specialization

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Seth Frey

Instructor: Seth Frey

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
9 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Learn why it's worth learning to code and what an API is by dealing in the basic currency of the social Internet.

  • Run "code notebooks" and discuss the psychological part of learning code to make you feel more prepared to see yourself as someone who codes.

  • Apply the programming language Python and bridge between the basics of a programming language and interacting with the Internet in fun new ways.

  • Using Python, you'll learn how to say one phrase in over 100 languages in Google Translate, and take simple phrases by translating them.

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
9 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, you'll learn why it's worth learning to code. One reason is that you can do interesting stuff, like detect kittens in photographs. We'll learn what an API is by dealing in the basic currency of the social Internet: cat memes. Let's get started!

What's included

4 videos3 readings1 quiz1 programming assignment1 discussion prompt

In this module, we will go over an elementary coding concepts and our basic platform. This lesson will be run in "code notebooks," a sort of interactive textbook that lets you read, run, and change working code examples. We will also look at the psychological part of learning code. Topic lectures will address the human side of code, and make you feel more prepared to see yourself as someone who codes.

What's included

3 videos1 quiz1 programming assignment1 discussion prompt

In this module, we will get our first proper lesson in the programming language Python, the beginning of bridging between the basics of a programming language and interacting with the Internet in fun new ways. You'll experience the quirks and details of working with numbers in Python, by using it like a calculator; also using variables, like in a graphing calculator. All toward a simple demo in which we convert bike wheels between standard and metric measures.

What's included

7 videos1 reading1 quiz1 programming assignment1 discussion prompt

The main reason to take this course are the demos. In the honor's section demo you will use Python to treat Google Translate like a toy, learning how to say one phrase in over 100 languages, and also taking simple phrases and watching them change by translating them back and forth.

What's included

2 videos2 readings1 programming assignment2 discussion prompts

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Seth Frey
University of California, Davis
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