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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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SD
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.

SG
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 Quelix X P A

Jul 6, 2021

Muy bueno el curso. Aprendí muchísimo practicando, es lo mejor de estos cursos, que luego de explicar la teoría uno debe practicarla.

By Shahzad A K

May 18, 2021

I really appreciate the effort put in by the University of Michigan. The course content is best suited for new comers to programming.

By Ashish S T

Jul 9, 2020

This course is quite interesting all the concepts were so nicely explained.I'll suggest you first go through readings then for videos

By Felipe A B

Jun 29, 2020

Excelente curso!

La actividad final permite aplicar todo lo aprendido durante el curso, ya que simula un caso real de manejo de datos.

By Ryan B G

Jun 27, 2020

Excellent class! I've tried other online resources to learn Python, and this learning specialization on Coursera is easily the best.

By Jamie W

Apr 12, 2020

Gives a good introduction to the basics of reading and writing to data files, using Python dictionaries, and writing basic functions.

By Ravi P B

Oct 17, 2021

E​xcellent course for ython beginners. Realy enjoyed the content ad learnt a lot of new stuff. The interactie textbook is excellent.

By Himank S

Sep 15, 2020

Really impresses by the way teachers have taught this course. The assignments were also helpful in getting a grip over the concepts

By Abdur N T

Nov 24, 2021

An awesome and interactive course for python language . Perhaps , these courses can be alternative of manual programs and classes.

By Ondřej H

Feb 3, 2020

Great follow-up on the first course. The final assignment is far more complex (as in having multiple stages) but still manageable.

By Goh S T

Mar 27, 2020

A great basic course for any python beginner. Clear video explanations and very useful exercises to practice what you have learnt

By Jordan B R

Jul 8, 2021

A great course to take upon completion of "Python Programming for Everybody". 10/10 recommend for anyone trying to master basics

By James M

Sep 21, 2020

Great course which begins to show some real life applications of the topics we are learning, looking forward to the next course.

By Angel R C S

Aug 28, 2020

Very well explained, good amount of excercises to apply the content. Final project very well developed and somewhat challenging.

By Lucas M M B M R

May 4, 2021

Steve Oney and Paul Resnick are terrific as teachers! Thank you very much for your didatism, soft pace and your skill to teach!

By Malgorzata P

Aug 15, 2020

It is perfect for learning how to deal with python data. The materials are good and engaging. Really worth the time and effort.

By POUYA P N

Apr 3, 2021

The course was very well-paced, suitable for both beginners in programming and those who have previous programming background.

By Umesh K P

Jun 11, 2020

Everything is nice in this course, easy explanation, sufficient practice exercise and complete theory for better understanding

By sharath p

May 9, 2020

A great boost toward Python programming for beginners. Felt very much interactive while doing the course until its completion.

By Michael J C

Apr 25, 2020

Excellent course for anyone looking to learn the basics of Python and how to manipulate objects and files. Highly recommended.

By Walid S M A

Aug 17, 2020

If any one wants to learn Python, this is the place. Excellent professors and innovative teaching and projects .

Thank you all

By Saurabh B

May 7, 2020

it is a really good course. Help me to understand python more than any other course I have done. Especially as a beginner.

By Syed H A

Jul 18, 2021

E​xcellent course and instructor i hope that both of the instructors that taught in this course to teach other course too

By Konstantin I

Feb 9, 2020

Overall is great, but 5 weeks is way too long, finished the course in one week (that's fast, given that I work full-time)

By Luis v

Mar 31, 2021

I really loved so much this course, Its really useful when you want to study everything about tupples and sort method.