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About the 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....

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Jun 24, 2020

Good course, had a great hands on practice with the Runestone Notebook Environment.\n\nAppreciate the efforts of the instructors and whoever has designed in making the course and helped delivering it.

Sep 15, 2019

It's amazing learn for beginner .A wonderful learning resource and very simple way explains everything . Excellent lessons ,check your understanding ,e-book ,practice, and quiz work and lot of thing

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By SaketKr

Mar 8, 2019

It was awesome. The assignments were so good.

By Klaus G

Jan 4, 2019

Very good instructors and a lot of exercises.


Mar 8, 2021

one of great of course offered by counrsera

By Saurabh P

Dec 8, 2020

Great course. Enjoyed doing the assessments.

By Ajitha K

Jul 12, 2020

Awesome course! It goes at the perfect pace.

By Ujjval K

May 22, 2020

very nice course and very interested subject

By Pusarla B S K

Apr 15, 2020

one of the best specialization for beginners

By Monith V

Apr 1, 2020

It is the best course to start with Python.

By Hernan M R

Jul 16, 2020

Excellent course! Very good practice tools

By Aninda D S

May 22, 2020

Great learning experience from this course

By Yam H L L

Jun 25, 2019

One of the best online courses i ever had.

By Javier E H

Dec 24, 2018

Great course with a true hands-on approach

By Syed H H S

Oct 26, 2020

excellent for beginner to learn and learn

By Shashwat P

May 21, 2020

Very Informative course. very well taught

By Holderbaum O P G

Dec 14, 2020

best python specialization i took so far

By Sowmya K

Jun 16, 2020

Amazing ... Good Start need for beginner

By Esra I

May 5, 2020

It was enjoyable, and I learned a lot :)

By Ammiel G Y

Mar 20, 2020

Great course... has in-depth explanation

By Chaoyi W

Mar 7, 2020

Good course! The Fopp is really helpful.

By fan

Jun 11, 2019

I love the way they organized the course

By gilbeth r

Oct 9, 2020

Muy buen curso cumplió mis expectativas


Sep 21, 2020

Amazing and confidence-boosting course.

By Zekarias W

Jun 5, 2020

Very challenging but rewarding journey!

By Maria E N

Jun 23, 2020

Great course! Definitely recommend it!

By jaid j

Jun 22, 2020

Best online python course I ever have.