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Python Functions, Files, and Dictionaries, University of Michigan

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About this Course

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. The course is well-suited for you if you have already taken the "Python Basics" course and want to gain further fundamental knowledge of the Python language. Together, both courses are geared towards newcomers to Python programming, those who need a refresher on Python basics, or those who 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 a follow-up to the "Python Basics" course (course 1 of the Python 3 Programming Specialization), and it is the second of five courses in the specialization....

Top reviews

By MN

Jan 05, 2019

This is the course to do because it makes use of spaced repetition learning - scientifically proven to be the best for recollection.

By AF

Apr 04, 2019

Very good course where I learned lots about dictionaries, tuples, functions and made my first project in Python.

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41 Reviews

By Patrick Baumann

Apr 16, 2019

Great Course and content, only the explanantion of the final test is a little bit confusing.

By Timothy Potts

Apr 15, 2019

Very good course. I would recommend to anyone wishing to learn to program in python.

By Napoleon Bonaparte

Apr 07, 2019

"If you want to learn the basics of Python3 programming as a newb, this is the perfect course!"

By Киба Володимир Юрійович

Apr 06, 2019

it is great

By Allen Farcaș

Apr 04, 2019

Very good course where I learned lots about dictionaries, tuples, functions and made my first project in Python.

By Patrizio Simeoni

Apr 04, 2019

Absolutely recommended.

By Hongyi Pan

Apr 04, 2019

Nice

By George Spak

Apr 02, 2019

very good

By Huy Nguyen Quang

Apr 02, 2019

This is the first course of mine in Coursera. It is very interesting. Thank you Dr. Chuck

By Ziqi Wang

Apr 02, 2019

That's good