This course introduces the dictionary data structure and user-defined functions. You’ll learn about local and global variables, optional and keyword parameter-passing, named functions and lambda expressions. You’ll also learn about Python’s sorted function and how to control the order in which it sorts by passing in another function as an input. For your final project, you’ll read in simulated social media data from a file, compute sentiment scores, and write out .csv files. It covers chapters 10-16 of the textbook “Fundamentals of Python Programming,” which is the accompanying text (optional and free) for this course.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM PYTHON FUNCTIONS, FILES, AND DICTIONARIES
Course Material and exercises provide excellent understanding and practice. I experienced some difficulty in the final project but that can be cleared once you consult the discussion forums.
Concept clarity provided by the amazing faculty is very good. The only areas of improvement would be in increasing the no of questions and also raising the difficulty of assessments.
This course (and the specialization as well) is a bit more challenging than 'Python for Everybody'. I enjoyed a lot. Runestone is an amazing feature that really helped navigate through the course.
Good course, had a great hands on practice with the Runestone Notebook Environment.
Appreciate the efforts of the instructors and whoever has designed in making the course and helped delivering it.
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