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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 25, 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 16, 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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Jul 14, 2020

the final assignment is not what the course teaches exactly, but still a really good course.

By Abhishek J

Apr 14, 2020

very good course, i suggest to everyone try this course, you will get a lot from this course

By Mohini B

Jun 07, 2019

I liked the course. It helped me to understand the concept of python programming language

By Ricardo D

Aug 21, 2020

Overall -- good course. I know have a greater appreciation of the Dictionary algorithm.

By Gerson R

Sep 10, 2020

The course materials are good, but would have preferred a more ambitious final project.


Sep 10, 2020

very helpful to learn little more details about python functions and very interesting.

By Saurabh C

Jul 07, 2020

It was great learning about file management and file processing in python programming

By Joseph R

Jun 03, 2020

Somewhat superficial. PY4E is NOT required prior to this course (in my opinion.)

By Nigel P

Nov 10, 2019

Really enjoyed this course. The practical elements really test you're learning.

By Sakif R

Aug 07, 2020

Great experience and good online platform to develop basic knowledge of python

By Amit k S

Jun 24, 2020

Good explanation and example level is amazing they are easily understandable.

By Bohdan K V

Aug 17, 2020

The last assignment is complete shit, it has nothing to do with python.

By Setiadi

Jun 28, 2020

The course is quite good, especially for the final assignment, thanks.

By Zafar

Mar 01, 2020

the course is good for beginers wo want to start career in pyhton

By aditi k

Oct 28, 2019

it was good ,but i would suggest please add more examples

By Ghulam M

May 29, 2020

I am very pleased to complete this python course. Thanks

By Saaz M

Aug 06, 2020

Good but could put in more projects and less reading

By jorge a

Jul 17, 2020

Great basics tricks for the Python developers


Jun 09, 2020

should give problem-solving questions as well

By Apurv S

Jul 11, 2020

Excellent follow up of the previous course..


Sep 09, 2020

great .....thank you steve oney & paul sir

By Melvin M

Aug 25, 2019

I enjoyed this course and learned a lot!


Jun 11, 2020

Excellent course for beginners!....

By Pulkit G

Jun 03, 2020

great course for python newbee's .

By Alvaro G B

Jul 27, 2019

Quite good material and exercises.