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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 Riya S

Mar 24, 2020

Thank You Coursera for giving me a wonderful platform to learn and gain potential.

By Anushree C

May 20, 2021

I would like to thank all my instructors for preparing such a nice course .

By Jorge A L D

Jul 28, 2020

Incredible course, i feel like i am not a beginner in Python Programming, anymore!

By Hussein A

Apr 18, 2020

Amazing course, you won't believe your skillset in writing code after this course.

By Miki T

Jan 13, 2020

The course is absolutely great, the materials and the exercises are just in place.

By Wojciech G

Mar 21, 2021

Excellent intro to file ii//o, sorting and dictionaries with programming exercies

By Miguel d L L

Dec 20, 2020

This course is an excellent tool to learn Python 3. I definitely recommend it !!

By Munem

Jul 29, 2020

Very beginner friendly. The interactive textbook is the best part of the course.

By Shubhankar K

Feb 3, 2020

Very comprehensive in explanation, practice and graded problems, and assignments

By Gabriel R

Sep 8, 2019

It is an excellent course!,

Suddenly I was really programming in python, easily!!


Nov 29, 2020

Excellent course, Im really please about the skills I got the improve and learn

By Gabriel G

Sep 27, 2020

Covers the fundamentals to start coding with python. Great introductory course

By Kazi S I

Oct 23, 2020

Contents were good from my point of view. Learned a whole bunch of new stuffs

By Hari R P

Aug 8, 2020

very wonderful basic course on python. need it to learn more advanced topics.

By Sankarsh P

Jul 18, 2020

This course is great for learning concepts of python. It has great exercises.

By Warren G C

Dec 5, 2019

Your method of teaching is very good, both in technique and material covered.

By Brandon J M C

Jul 24, 2021

I​ loved the teachers! This course is perfect, advise: Do not go too fast ;)

By Joel J

Nov 26, 2020

it was a wonderful course ,i learned many new things, thank you very much :)

By Rishabh K H

Nov 6, 2020

was able to do what was taught ad the kind of teaching they gave was amazing


Aug 15, 2020

very good course for beginner in programming with such a good practice tool.

By Євген Г

Apr 25, 2020

There are many things new to me! I am going to apply them in my own lessons.

By Krishna V K

Feb 21, 2020

one of the best or probably the best Python programming course for beginners

By Gregory T

Mar 12, 2019

Great course. Well taught. Great problems and exercises to develop skills.

By Rabot'ko D N

Apr 5, 2021

A good course. Gives an understanding of the basics of the Python language.

By Boris P

Apr 21, 2020

Muy útil y didáctico, fácil de seguir, fácil de entender 100% recomendable