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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.

Appreciate 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 Shashank A

Jul 21, 2021

course was good. but a little bit tough.

By Melvin M

Aug 25, 2019

I enjoyed this course and learned a lot!

By Mohamed C

May 10, 2022

T​res bonne methode d'apprentissage

By James M

Jan 3, 2022

This course was presented very well.


Jun 11, 2020

Excellent course for beginners!....

By Pulkit G

Jun 3, 2020

great course for python newbee's .

By Alvaro G B

Jul 27, 2019

Quite good material and exercises.


Jun 22, 2020

Instructors are a less energetic.

By Bhagyashree

Feb 11, 2021

It was wonderful experience.

By Sadik A H

Nov 26, 2020

amazing thanks all teachers

By Vikram S

May 18, 2020

Osm, Except few douts

By Jorge L

Nov 23, 2020

Excellent course.

By Cevat A S

Aug 19, 2019

Good introduction

By Yash Z

Aug 30, 2020

Great experience


Apr 15, 2020

good teaching

By Jesus E M B

Oct 9, 2019

It is easy.


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Feb 27, 2019

Too simple

By Taraksa R

Jun 27, 2020

very good

By George S

Apr 2, 2019

very good

By Alejandro O

Mar 27, 2019

I love it

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