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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

SG

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

AI

May 17, 2020

The course content and the instructions was awesome and the step by step approach of guidance in the project helped me a lot in the fact that I have learned how to approach any problems statements.

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By Luis F R C

Apr 22, 2020

Great interactive course. The online coding platform makes learning easy and convenient. Teachers are very good as well, thoroughly explaining topics and giving lots of examples.

By Andy S

Jun 03, 2019

The instructors presentation is clear and concise. The pace is perfect for beginners in Python and the exercises and practice questions help reinforce the content in the course.

By MaryAlyce S

Sep 25, 2019

Now that I've completed this course and its final project I can confidently say I'm an advanced beginner and well on my way to being at an intermediate level Python programmer.

By atul k s

Aug 16, 2019

its amazing learn for beginner . i am very thank full coursera and michigan family . but your support not easy possible to learn python.........so very very thank you

By David L

Oct 07, 2019

Great continuation of the first course. Clear, well-ordered lectures and practice-problems/exercises. Especially like the textbook as a companion to the lectures.

By Lubomir D

Aug 09, 2019

This course will teach you how to write simple functions, how to work with dictionaries and files. And there are some good dad jokes in there as well. 5 out of 5

By Altynbek S

Jan 11, 2020

All materials are correctly and mindfully spread throughout the weeks of study. Also runstone platform is extreamly helpful and crucial :) Thank you very much!

By Mauricio G N

Mar 30, 2019

Excellent course, I believe one of the best in terms of Python explaining the use of functions in details, as well as common mistakes made during programming.

By Bassem A

Apr 23, 2020

Thank you! The last assignment has really been great. The overall course was amazing. It's simple and starts from scratch and builds you up slowly. Thank you.

By Ralph v S

May 29, 2019

Excellent video's and practice opportunities. Make a copy of your assignment before clicking the Grade button because your work is not accessable afterwards.

By Mohammad T H

Apr 15, 2020

It is a very good course following the Python Basics course and the last project was just awesome! It helps provide encouragement to continue programming

By Gonzalo C

May 16, 2020

Although learning to code can be very challenging and frustrating, the professors at MU make it fun with their pun jokes and easy with their lessons.

By Jonas H F K

Dec 11, 2019

The final assignment is challenging but is just right. The prior materials prepare you well for the challenge ahead. I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

By Seishu M

Jul 25, 2019

Great lectures. This course was good to understand functions, files and dictionaries. Besides, you can get practical skills thought the last project

By Klaus H R C

Mar 19, 2020

It's a great course, all the topics are well covered and explained in a excepcional way.

The instructors and the course development are really good.

By PALLI P N S

May 06, 2020

Its really a great course to deep dive in python core of files dictionaries etc.. The lectures are too good . The way they teach is really good

By Elanjelian V

May 17, 2020

This course provides a solid grounding in Python and I managed to finish the whole course within a week. It was both engrossing and enjoyable.

By M N K

Jul 03, 2019

Great Course! Awaiting more courses from University of Michigan.

They deliver with real fluency and great interaction.

Thank you for everything!

By Steve L K A

Jun 04, 2019

Love how the course is structured. Each video teaches one aspect of python with coding practice at the end of each video. Highly recommended!

By Timothy L

Sep 24, 2019

Great course for extending your basic Python skills.

I am much more comfortable working with files and complex sorting after this course.

By Wim P

Mar 24, 2020

Great explanations , good hands-on exercises, sometimes hilarious course by people that really care about what they're doing. Well done!

By Haasha B A

May 16, 2020

The course content is organized in an orderly fashion and its much easier to understand what power and simplicity Python has to offer.

By Rahul S

Aug 24, 2019

The opportunity to do the hands-on exercises within the accompanying notebook is a very useful feature and it instills the confidence.

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 Ondřej H

Feb 03, 2020

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