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Python Basics, University of Michigan

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About this Course

This course introduces the basics of Python 3, including conditional execution and iteration as control structures, and strings and lists as data structures. You'll program an on-screen Turtle to draw pretty pictures. You'll also learn to draw reference diagrams as a way to reason about program executions, which will help to build up your debugging skills. The course has no prerequisites. It will cover Chapters 1-9 of the textbook "Fundamentals of Python Programming," which is the accompanying text (optional and free) for this course. The course is for you if you're a newcomer to Python programming, if you need a refresher on Python basics, or if you may have had some exposure to Python programming but want a more in-depth exposition and vocabulary for describing and reasoning about programs. This is the first of five courses in the Python 3 Programming Specialization....

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Jan 03, 2019

I have tried a few different Python courses and this is the one you want to do. Why? Because the textbook used SPACED REPETITION - scientifically proven as the best way to really learn anything.


Jan 17, 2019

Great Course. The material was excellent and i only needed to take a small amount of notes. It was well explained that the information stuck in my head (at least for the time being)

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By Angel Igareta

Mar 20, 2019

Very complete for new programmers.

By Alexander Vladimirov

Mar 20, 2019

Great to learn the proper terms and solidify the basics! Really recommend!

By Teboho Moseme

Mar 20, 2019

The best python course yet

By Ziqi Wang

Mar 20, 2019

That's good.

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By Yash Wasnik

Mar 18, 2019

I enjoyed the way python was taught. I think that the course is very helpful to some who doesn't have a programming background.

By WeiDong

Mar 18, 2019

nice basics course, highly recommended

By Ronald Salinas Poumian y Vazquez

Mar 17, 2019

Excelente para empezar en PYTHON