University of California, Davis
Python Basics: Problem Solving with Code
University of California, Davis

Python Basics: Problem Solving with Code

This course is part of Python Basics for Online Research Specialization

Taught in English

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Seth Frey

Instructor: Seth Frey

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level
Some related experience required
11 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Explore your own web browsing habits and manage code complexity and reading manuals.

  • Discuss how Python understands complex and real world things, and practice looking under the hood of a single tweet.

  • Apply the building blocks of Python and turn it into a little language for drawing pictures.

  • Practice "debugging" code and learn to think the way code thinks.

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level
Some related experience required
11 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 4 modules in this course

Can you use code to learn about...yourself? We're starting this course with a module in which you explore web browsing habits. If you installed the plugins for tracking your web history, you'll be able to explore your own. As this code gets more involved, you'll also get more advice on managing code complexity and reading manuals. Let's get started!

What's included

3 videos5 readings1 quiz1 programming assignment2 discussion prompts

Understanding how Python understands the world brings us to "dictionaries", which are kind of like lists, but they allow more variety and structure. This module will build up to representing increasingly complex real world things. We will build up to looking under the hood of a single tweet, and understanding the "social" in "social media".

What's included

10 videos1 quiz1 programming assignment1 discussion prompt

Everything you've learned in this course about Python is just basic building blocks that programmers use to build bigger building blocks of their own. In this module, we'll do precisely that, turning Python into a little language for drawing pictures, a DIY MS Paint.

What's included

8 videos1 reading1 quiz1 programming assignment1 discussion prompt

A major part of programming that no one ever tells you about is "debugging": spending seconds, minutes, hours, or even days going through code that should work to understand why it doesn't. This demoralizing subject stops a lot of beginners, but there is a way to be good at it, and that is a major part of learning to think the way code thinks.

What's included

5 videos2 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

Instructor

Seth Frey
University of California, Davis
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