University of California, Davis
Python Basics: Retrieving Online Data
University of California, Davis

Python Basics: Retrieving Online Data

This course is part of Python Basics for Online Research Specialization

Taught in English

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
12 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Learn strategies for getting coding help and run code to automatically access thousands of pages on Wikipedia.

  • Practice playing with text, numbers, true/false values in Python and learn how to handle error messages and ask for help.

  • Learn how Python lets us change, grow, access, and play with lists.

  • Run code that accesses Twitter from Python, interact with virtually every aspect of Twitter, and learn about social media bots.

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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

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There are 4 modules in this course

What do you think, is it easier to become famous than it used to be or harder? In this module, you will run code to automatically access thousands of pages on Wikipedia and calculate your probability of becoming famous over time. Let's get started!

What's included

3 videos4 readings1 quiz1 programming assignment2 discussion prompts

There is more to programming than reproducing your calculator. In this module, we learn how to play with text, numbers, true/false values in Python, all towards analyzing a popular pop song. We also learn how to handle error messages and ask for help.

What's included

8 videos1 quiz1 programming assignment1 discussion prompt

Sometimes we deal with individual things in the world, sometimes collections of things. Python represents this idea with collections such as lists. We learn how Python lets us change, grow, access, and play with lists. We'll see how this is useful by reconstructing the Western history of the months of the year.

What's included

9 videos1 reading1 quiz1 programming assignment1 discussion prompt

In the honor's section of this module, you will run code that accesses Spotify from Python. You have to jump through a few hoops to get it set up, but once it's running you can interact with virtually every aspect of Spotify via Python.

What's included

2 videos3 readings1 programming assignment2 discussion prompts

Instructor

Seth Frey
University of California, Davis
4 Courses4,578 learners

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