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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....

Top reviews

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 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

By Mursaleen A

May 28, 2020

This course was great. I learned alot and my concepts are very clear now.


May 24, 2020

Really,such a wonderful course it is !!..and IDE tool is more impressive.

By charles l

May 21, 2019

Great course and excellent lectures on functions, files and dictionaries!

By Muhammad S I

Aug 9, 2020

great course and hands-on training project to polish programming skills.

By Jin H

May 4, 2020

Very clear. Videos and the interactive textbooks are both pretty useful.

By Nsangu P

Oct 1, 2020

Great tutors, amazing content and awesome assignments. top-rated course

By Mashfiq S Z

May 29, 2020

Very helpful and informative. The assignments were really really great

By Indigo S

Apr 7, 2020

Great interaction. Good assignments and practice work. The right pace.

By Axel D

Jan 12, 2021

Thank you.....this course really helps me to understand python easily

By 刘泽远

May 15, 2020

it is a good series of class and it helps me to learn a lot of things

By Michael B

Dec 8, 2019

Very intuitive and puts to use all the concepts in the final project.

By Krishnakanth A

May 13, 2019

One of my favourite courses in Python. Great content and great staff.

By Shruthika S

Apr 26, 2021

It's an amazing course with great interactive textbook (Runestone) !

By Chung-Chi T

Apr 18, 2021

Its helpful with fundamental knowledge refresh and build confidence.

By Kanishk G

Oct 29, 2020


By Pramod H K

Jun 14, 2020

It was an interactive and informative experience of learning python.

By jose i

Dec 17, 2020

Excelente material de estudio y manuales prácticos. Todo muy claro.

By Hector V

Jun 21, 2020

The lecturers did a good job explaining everything in great detail.

By Pitchaya P

Mar 28, 2021

I love this course. It gave me just the right pace for my learning

By Frank R

Jun 26, 2020

Very nice small project with peer review at the end of the course.

By Carlos B H B

Jul 12, 2020

Excellent course. I love the lectures and exercises. Thank you!!